In the wake of his death, journalist Jen Yamato posted a snippet that Stan Lee wrote decades ago.

The snippet was a part of his “Stan’s Soap Box” column that he placed in several popular comics. In 1968, Lee got on his soapbox and took a shot at racism and bigotry. “Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today,” Lee wrote. “But, unlike, a team of costumed super-villains, they can’t be halted with a punch in the snoot, or a zap from a ray gun. The only way to destroy them is to expose them — to reveal them for the insidious evils they really are.” The message was written in the same year the Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. For Lee to stand up against racism during the peak of the Civil Rights movement displays the depth and sincerity of his character.

The exert can be viewed in the tweet below.