Baird: It’s not a “natural” step for the Falcon. It only seems like that from a standpoint of white privilege. The article I wrote explains why. Falcon was never a sidekick the way Bucky or Robin/Nightwing was. He didn’t “grow up” to be Captain America. He was already an adult. This sends the message that Cap and Falcon were never *really partners… Cap was always more important and that was not what was happening in the original run of Captain America and Falcon. Again, Namu’s book does a really good job talking about this.