Zordon is a Racist (Video)
In honor of the new Power Rangers movie I thought this might be a good time to post this hilarious video. Back in the 90s when the original series first came out there was a little bit of possibly unintentional type casting going on. We were just kids at the time so of course most of us were oblivious to it, but as we got older it became glaringly obvious. This video from CollegeHumor is several years old but definitely relevant again with the release of the new movie.
The first series in the Power Ranger franchise was of Course the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The series first aired back in 1993 before things got so politically correct. Unfortunately it seemed as though the Rangers got matched up with their color through stereo typing. The black ranger was black, the yellow ranger was asian, the pink ranger was a girl, and of course the 2 white males got red and blue. Honestly I think most of us look back and laugh at the whole thing and being a person of color myself, I think it’s just funny.
This video forces one to ask the age old question; Is Zordon racist? It’s pretty funny and definitely doesn’t hold anything back. So check out the Zordon is a Racist video below and as always let us know what you think Nerd Nation. Did you think this was funny and did you notice the stereotyping as a kid? Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this by leaving them in a comment below, on the Facebook page, or hit me up on the Twitter page @Nerdgasmneeds.