White people in a non Euro centric history class
they don’t know because they don’t get taught. this is why young white people are often racist
however, it doesn’t excuse adult white people from being racist. they have google. they can learn better, they just refuse to
The idea that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. could have pulled this off from the beginning is a fantasy. Had the series come out of the gate with nothing but major universe tie-ins, the series would have tanked before episode two because it would have said to the viewing public “we’re only going for hardcore fans of the MCU right now.” Playing to hardcore fans is fun, but rarely does it yield financial benefit. Every film leading up to the The Avengers never grossed much more than $600 million worldwide. Good numbers, but not the record shatters numbers of The Avengers. Marvel’s nothing if not the king of the waiting game. They knew world-building comes first and games come second.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. needed its moment to breathe. Its moment to world-build. Without it, the show would have been left out in the cold. But now that it’s had that moment to find itself, the fun can begin. What audiences need to learn from this series is the things you want will come, just not right away. Marvel knew this season of S.H.I.E.L.D. was going to end here, and they knew the longer they waited, the bigger the reception was going to be.