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Do You Remember When Lois Lane Tried To Be Black?

Did this issue inspire Rachel Dolezal? Probably not. But let's pretend!

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It started with Lois wanting to win a Pulitzer for her reporting on the "nitty-gritty" of some neighborhood called LITTLE AFRICA.

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Not Little Ethiopia. Not Little Nigeria. Apparently this neighborhood in Metropolis encompassed an ENTIRE continent's culture.


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Lois, to her credit, does not #NotAllWhitePeople this brother. She kinda realizes that white people DO suck! Just not her, because she's down for the cause and using black people to win Pulitzers and shit.

Then she throws on a dashiki and a head wrap, because that's what all black people wore in the '70s, I guess.

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Lois is devastated when she can't get a cab! And when people stare at her on the subway! Probably because she's dressed like a fortune-teller!


And now that she's realized black people are kind, strong, and caring human beings, she demands to know if Superman would marry her if she were black.

Luckily, Lois turns white again before Superman can tell her she's a nutjob.

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But then she's worried about seeing the black man whose life she saved with a blood transfusion. Because he called her Whitey before! Do you think he'll be grateful that WHITEY SAVED HIS LIFE?

LOL, come on. You already know the answer.

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Oh, the '70s. Where racial issues were dealt with in pop culture by assuaging white guilt and proving that deep down, black people are really nice and love white people as much as white people want to be loved by us!

Image scans via Sequential Crush.