‘Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse’ is a Lesson in Inclusion

The first POC superhero showcases the power of inclusion.


YThe psychology behind Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse is that anyone can be a superhero—especially a person of color.

The story of Miles Morales, the first spider-man person of color, highlights the psychological concepts of locus of control, inclusion, and the mindset of flexibility. Therapist Jonathan Hetterly breaks these down in this episode of Psych Cinema. 

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  1. Cut the SJW bullshit.
    Have you ever heard of Spawn? What about Blade? Black Panther? Luke Cage?
    Don’t pretend a black Superhero is unheard of. The issue is that they’ve taken a cherished superhero and made him coloured, as. well as female. We only want to see Spidey as he was originally conceived, just as we only want to see male Thor, male Dr Who, a white male Iron Man and a male Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica.
    This Marxist social engineering of our pop culture is wearing thin. ITSV may have one alright at the box ffice because it’s
    Spiderman and was marketed to death but the maxim “Get woke, go broke” has been proven time and again.
    SJW comics are failing big time and costing companies money as is calling the customer base racist or misogynist for wanting good characters, good writing and reverence for the classic established characters we grew up with


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