What have you noticed in Marvel movies that most people have not?
Ya know what I just realized?
I don’t think Steve entirely enjoyed his time in the 1940s.
He looks happy enough, but think about it. For the last several years, he’s been fighting side by side with heroes and patriots like War Machine and Falcon.
Notice what those two have in common? This isn’t a trick question. They are both black. Neither one of them would have been popular heroes back in the 1940s. Far from it.
So, what would it be like for Cap? How would he react to seeing black people belittled and mocked for the color of their skin, while remembering all the powerful experiences he had with Sam and Rhodey? I for one don’t believe he sat by and acted like nothing was wrong. Not with Cap’s character.
I suspect he hated it. He knew he couldn’t be very active because the world needed to keep thinking he was dead, so there wasn’t anything he could do.
I’m sure seeing Peggy again was nice, but was it worth it to have to rewind to a time with more bigotry? Was it worth it to have to see his own teammates belittled and mocked by association? I think not.
But I’m not the one who chose, Cap is. And who knows, maybe his experiences in the older days of America were the very reason he chose Sam as his successor.
And a fine successor he is.
Remember, in CA:The 1st Avenger, Steve Rogers told Dr.Erskine he doesn't like bullies. Thus, why I think Cap feels a kinship with blacks. White folks that have an "ain't shit" upbringing like Steve , either are jealous or empathetic towards minorities.