I don’t care too much for Charles Xavier.
Xavier has probably the most suspicious and dangerous power, yet is portrayed as the least dangerous because
- he’s white
- he’s British—> “cultured” —> arrogant/cajoling/deceptively charming
To top it all off, he relies on the same Eurocentric ideologies that were used to enslave Africans/Black peoples, and to this day label us as inferior.
And through Xavier, Britain is again centered as the source of knowledge, safety, wisdom, intelligence, civilization, wealth, power, and, most importantly, goodness.
Other thoughts about X-Men: First Class have been posted to my Tumblr, which I usually would not link here, but here goes. There’s not much more to be said…