Is Kyle Rayner still changed to half latino by Winnick or has that been re-reconned?
Kyle Rayner Latino?
Because, don't you know, promoting diversity in any form is racist because it involves the topic of race. Don't you know. [/snark]
@jaken7: "Well, he was latino, but now he's white. Because we say so." Whitewashing is pretty racist in general.
Yes but it wasn't a selling point for his character. It had nothing to with his personality or the way he's presented. It's not like they're making John Stewart, Power Man, Falcon, Jaime Reyes or Vibe white. Kyle Rayner's always been...well...Kyle Rayner. Who cares about his vague ethnicity? If it was rarely ever mentioned, and the only way you'd know he wasn't white is if it was mentioned, why make a big deal about it? Besides, I haven't read anything in the New 52 to suggest that he is or isn't in the first place. The OP was asking a question that doesn't necessarily have a definitive answer.
@jaken7: Vague or not it still matters even if it doesn't effect there personality I mean the only reason wonder woman is white is because she's greek does that affect her personality no no it doesn't
Are you kidding? Diana's whole personality is based around the fact that she's princess of the Amazons and grew up on the all-female island of Themyscira where Greek deities are still worshiped.
When heroes like Power Man, Black Panther, and Falcon were created, it was a big deal. They were Black in a world of White superheroes. That's what separated them from all the other characters with similar power sets. It DID affect their personality, and the way they were written was based on their ethnicity. Black, Hispanic, Asian, etc. characters have their respective cultures and aesthetic traits that let us know they are a specific ethnicity. Hell, even white characters have that as well. The mannerisms of speech and slang words that Rogue uses indicate she's from the South. Or that Gambit (Remy LeBeau) is from New Orleans and has French ancestry. Or that The Hood, Knight and Squire, Constantine, etc. are British. Look at Simon Baz! His whole back story is based around the fear and persecution he experienced as an Islamic, Lebanese-American post 9/11. He has "courage" tattooed on his arm in Arabic and has spoken it on different occasions. He was even CHOSEN because he had the willpower and bravery to overcome the fear of prejudice due to his ethnicity, all while running from the authorities because he was a SUSPECTED TERRORIST.
Whether you like it or not, ethnicity DOES affect a character's personality, culture, background, etc.
When it comes to Kyle Rayner though, I've never read a comic where he spoke Spanish, had Hispanic features, or was affected at all by his heritage. When it's not a defining characteristic or selling point for that character, then it really shouldn't matter. Whether his estranged father is still a Mexican-American ex-CIA agent named Gabriel Vasquez using the cover alias Aaron Rayner, again, shouldn't matter because it's not a part of who Kyle is.
@jaken7: the way your saying things is as if you want all diferent race characters in comics to all be sterotypico about there idevidual race and baz being muslim or indian does not affect his personality like kyle the only thing it affects is his skin
@awesam: that is a good arguement so I don't know. But like joygirl said maybe its only white washing that's racist. But then again they didn't technaly turm him black that's only in an alternate universe so I really don't know unless it was some sort of retconed version then that would mean that it is racist unless me saying that its racist makes me racist I really don't know what I should say there
1.he doesn't speak spanish because he didn't grow up with his actual father
2. He has had story where he has latino features you just probably never read them as for any other story the artist is either ignorant or racist
3.I'm going to say this again for a different reason again
Even if it is vague let's face it he probably the most powerful green lantern secondly he's also the second most popular lantern that would also mean, assuming he's still latino he's also the most popular latino in comics which is rare considering that there not that many latinos in comics and there's not a most popular african american in comics unless john stewart is or luke cage or blade is. which is still up to debate for another time
But back to the topic all of the most powerful most popular characters just so happen to be caucasion which is racist and there just so happens to be a most powerful and popular lantern which is latino and if they changed him white then well that just adds to the list of most powerful and popular character just so happen to be caucasion its as racist as it sounds and that's how comics are
There you go I'm pretty sure he's still latino
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