Excerpt from Heat Street
Written by William Hicks
Netflix and Marvel’s latest creation, Luke Cage, has received widespread critical and audience approval. The show, a spinoff of Jessica Jones, features black superhero Luke Cage with impervious skin — a surprisingly relevant superpower in light of current national protests.
While the show makes references to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, some on the left are criticizing the show for its “respectability politics” and the protagonists’s vaguely conservative principles.
An article in The Ringer, “Luke Cage, Black Conservative,” criticized Cage’s politics, his patriotism and his aversion to use or be called the n-word by other black people.