Agency, Black Men and the Walking Dead…

Hey MTV — here’s the comment your readers didn’t want anyone to see…

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On An Issue of Agency

The Walking Dead fails because its Black Men lack “agency” — the power to choose their fates during the narrative flow of the story.

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Arthur Kermit Hancock of Baltimore (left) fought in Italy with the Army’s 92nd Infantry Division — the famous “Buffalo Soldiers” who distinguished themselves in combat (and the only black Army troops to see combat in Europe). George Jordan, Jr., of Georgia, served all over Europe with the 499th Transport Company, serving the 1st, 3rd and 9th armies. Center for American Progress
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