By Mary Washington
Alt right group the National White Alliance has launched another attack on the widely-anticipated Marvel movie “Black Panther.” Brian Blanc, president of the National White Alliance, has previously called the movie “racist” and promoting “white genocide.” But in a new press release he also called the movie “unrealistic.”
“The movie portrays Wakanda, as a technologically-advanced country with genius-level weapon designers,” said Blanc. “That’s not realistic. When did you ever hear of top-level black scientist?”
However, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, is a widely-recognized astrophysicist who is also an author and host of “Star Talk and “Cosmos.” Also, Nigerian immigrants have the highest degree attainment among immigrants to the United States and many of them work in the science and medical field.
But the National White Alliance isn’t the only racist group to try to attack “Black Panther.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, an alt-right Facebook group called “Down with Disney’s Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys” attempted to bring down the movie by giving it negative ratings on the movie review site Rotten Tomatoes. They also attacked “The Last Jedi.”
“In December, the same group claimed it waged a campaign to flood Rotten Tomatoes with poor reviews of Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The group makes unsubstantiated claims that Disney somehow manipulated the press into creating negative buzz for Warner Bros.’ DC movies, and says it is waging the Black Panther campaign in response,” said the Hollywood Reporter.
The group has recently been deactivated by Facebook for promoting hate speech.