The Superhero Show Challenging Viewers on Racial Injustice

Why ‘Black Lightning’ is a welcome change of pace

Sufiya Abdur-Rahman
Jul 16, 2019 · 10 min read
Photo: Annette Brown / The CW

AAgain and again, Black America has witnessed the finality that comes with the unfortunate pairing of time and place with black skin and a police officer’s fear.

A little black boy, for example, was shot to death for fear that the toy he played with in a city…