How A Black Superhero Inspired Conversations About Race And Technology In Nashville
“Black geeks” want to be heard: That's the focus of a two-week celebration organized by Nashville business and tech leaders in honor of Black History Month.
And the events this year are dominated by the blockbuster movie Black Panther, which is fueling more conversation about representation.
What makes Black Panther great, say fans, is not just that the lead is a black superhero — though many are encouraged to see a studio put millions of dollars behind a movie written, directed and acted by people of color. But the real appeal is that Wakanda, King T’Challa’s fictional kingdom, has inspired conversation.