iambatshitinsane asked: I disagree with your opinion on the X-Men bigotry. In real life you really don't see hate groups like the KKK accepting some African Americans, or Nazis accepting some jews. They view everyone belonging to a different race, religion, etc as the enemies. I think that in the Marvel Universe, if some bigots hate Jean Grey because she's telekenetic, or Colossus because he has metal skin, I would think that they would hate The Thing or the Invisible Woman, especially since she had a child with powers
I would say you missed my point, then.
I don’t know how, though, it’s very simple. Most Marvel heroes are created, mutants are born different. It seems pretty straightforward to me.
Also, everyone should read some of the stories that show off how the Fantastic Four is ‘welcomed’ and ‘accepted’ in New York, especially the Thing. His storyline with a blind sculptor Alicia is one of the few times we see Ben actually happy in a world where he can no longer sense things like other humans do, or share what he’s going through with anyone (except for, I guess, Mole-Man’s lava people, but they’re not a talkative bunch).
Bigots in the Marvel universe, as anything else, are used as a storytelling tool. Authorities would hardly allow a hundred FF-haters to congregate outside the Baxter building in the middle of Madison Avenue for more than an hour. But people cornering Mutants in Brooklyn, hundreds of bigots throwing rocks at the well known mansion in Westchester County, or protesting Utopia on San Francisco beaches… that is a story worth exploring.