JarJarBlinks Posted April 18, 2019 Report Share Posted April 18, 2019 15 minutes ago, _Kyle_ said: Because you probably haven't run into runaway slaves recently? "Messa Jar Jar Binks" is something out of pre-civil war era black folk. The fact he's an ignorant buffoon created to be laughed at is kind of minstrel shit. It also sucks because it has no real rhyme or reason to a lot of the characters who aren't speaking British or whatever dialect they chose for these movies. Carrie Fisher famously dropped her "british" accent along the way. But like the Yiddish the other aliens to in Phantom Menace, it's a pastiche kind of thing in that it follows old serials to make every alien basically be "ethnic". Waddo was some weird ethnic combination of italian and middle eastern. Star Wars is mostly racist because it follows old serials that were, racist. George was probably aware enough to change them enough to where they don't quite hit that specific mark, but he didn't pull these things out of his ass. I mean, he called the bad guys "sand people". Not the most racially aware dude, or he doesn't actually care enough to cover his tracks better. It is popular to make aliens seem ethnic because it FEELS alien to most of the people who are going to watch the movie. And holy retroactive examining of the term "sand people." They live in the fucking desert. In the sand. That term is only offensive if you apply it to modern day events. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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