Possible racist comment in "Legends"?
I was watching JL yesterday and the first part of "Legends" was on. Halfway through the episode, the old JLers and some of the new ones team up to stop various threats around the city, and GL (John Stewart) is paired up with the Streak (the old school Flash, I suppose). Anyway, while they're on their way to stop the villain, they have this little exchange of dialogue (or something close):
GL: I just want to say what an honor it is to fight by your side.
Streak: Same here. You're a credit to your people, son.
GL: Uh ... thanks.
The first time I watched it, I thought nothing of it, and this time it would've passed me by as well, except for the way GL reacted to it. I realize there's no intent to be racist anywhere in this comment (or the episode), but the old JLers are from a time when racism was more widespread, and nowadays refering to a race as "your people" or using the word "son" for someone the same age as you strikes me as potentially offensive for some people (not that I was offended, I barely noticed).
In any case, I was just wondering if anyone else noticed this and if it's perhaps in the episode simply because the old JLers are from a different time (when dialogue was quite different). I mean, GL even mentioned earlier in the episode that "We all have to play along" (recognizing that things worked differently in this world).
Or maybe I'm just imagining things.
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Give me two guns, and I am God."