In the distant future when humankind has traveled beyond the stars, a representative from earth travels to check out how a colony of robots are coming along. He notices that the red robots don't have as many priviliges as the blue robots and use separate facilities for maintenance, etc. He informs them that he doesn't believe they're ready to join the federation.In the last panel, seen below, the astronaut removes his helmet."Judgment Day', published by EC Comics almost didn't see the light of day because censors said that a Black man couldn't be portrayed as an astronaut.
Keep in mind that there were no Code violations anywhere in this story, and it even adhered to the Code’s admonition to decry race hatred. So what was Murphy’s response?
“You can’t have a Negro.”
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