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The Boondocks by Aaron McGruder for May 26, 2023
Huey: Well, it's good to know I'm not the only person who always thought the X-Men comic is a rip-off of the black liberation struggle. Caesar: Of course not... While it's unknown if it influenced Stan Lee and Jack Kirby when they created the X-Men in 1963, or even Len Wein, who created the new X-Men in 1975, it's well known that around the '80's the comic book began to increasingly draw upon the civil rights and black power movements for inspiration - the pivotal moment of change being "God loves, man kills," published in 1982. Huey: It's also good to know I'm not the only person with a wealth of worthless information. Caesar: (sigh) Guess that's why we boys...
I would have thought it likely that Stan Lee, Len Wein and Chris Claremont (all Jewish) would be more inspired by the persecution of the Jews. That also is often seen as driven by fear of perceived superior abilities. There is a fairly obvious correlation with the situation of homosexuals too, as mutants are different from and often rejected by their parents. God Loves, Man Kills has a preacher declaring mutants an abomination deserving of genocide. That sounds more like propaganda against Jews and homosexuals too – or witches.
(Not a boy.)