Why isn't the SW universe more diverse?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by Spaz_McJackson, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Spaz_McJackson Jedi Youngling

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    The white folk to black folk ratio is pretty staggering. Unless Lucas hired all minorities to be cast as those aliens, then there is some pretty blatant discrimination goin down. You cats know I'm right, look at these films. Except for Mace Weedu & Lando Coruscant, how many other brothers can you name?

    I mean, the only other black dude I can think of is Vader and then they took his mask off and BAM, he's WHITE! That was a black voice for almost 3 movies and then they gotta go and take that away from us too at the very end. So, why aren't there more brothers in the SW universe?

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  2. MrZAP Force Ghost

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    There's this guy:
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    I mean, yeah, he dies really quickly but whatever.:p

    Also WDNDSWITJCC, so in before the lock.
  3. Spaz_McJackson Jedi Youngling

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    Exactly brother, Black Brothers in Star Wars are like the Red Shirts in Star Trek.

    Not Cool.
  4. Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus

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    This thread is much better suited to SW Community.
  5. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    For the same reason you don't see more of them starring in other big name films, I expect.
  6. Spaz_McJackson Jedi Youngling

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    What community and how do I get there? Are blacks accepted?
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  7. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    Well, they had lando and mace windu. They were black. As well as some of the rebel soldiers.
  8. darthbarracuda Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, after the original trilogy, there's been a lot more diversity in that essence.

    However, one of the things about Star Wars aliens is that most of them are humanoid. They have a torso, legs, arms, and a head on the top. Yeah, there may be multiple arms/heads/fingers/etc, but they still have that same structure as a human.

    There's only a few aliens in ratio to the whole that aren't humanoid and are sentient.

    Go CIS
  9. Sistros Force Ghost

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    is this thread actually serious?
  10. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

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    We've seen a lot of black people. We've only seen like one Asian.
    And anyways, black people and white people and blah are all human! If we want diversity, we have to think of how come in every continuous story so far there have been human main characters?
  11. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    Besides, I could imagine the main characters of the originals and prequels to be non-white or black. It doesn't really affect the story.

    However, the actors, regardless of race, they chose, looked the part.
  12. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    Who was the Asian? I dont know which character ur talking about.
  13. Adrian the Cool Jedi Master

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    Not only in Star Wars. This is the case in nearly all space fantasy movies and series. Did you ever watch an episode of Star Trek?
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  14. Panakas_Dawg Force Ghost

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    Are we petitioning for a guest star? NO to Snoop Dogg. YES to Ice-T.
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  15. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

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    Bultar Swan.
  16. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    Oh, I remember her. The one from Episode 2.
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    There were very few female Jedi. The Jedi Order was sexist. If not, why were most Jedi men?
  17. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

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    This is not true. The movies featured male Jedi heavily but in reality, the Jedi Order was pretty well split. Def not sexist. The movies happened to be about a group of Force-sensitive men but there are many women.
  18. aguywithabiggun Force Ghost

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  19. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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  20. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    You are the one discrimining people by the colour of their skin, not Lucas.

    Captain Panaka would like to have a word with you.
  21. darthhelinith Force Ghost

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    3 of the 6 movies are over 30 years old.The 3 more recent ones are far higher in ethnic group representation, so if assume you're just talking about the first 3 films made then course there's going to be a large difference between the number of white european/americans and the number of ethic minorities.
    You can watch most any other mainstream film made in the 70s and 80s and ask exactly the same thing and it is the same thing. Films made were largely aimed at white people, scfi particularly, so white actors were usually used just out of bad habit, unless they needed a token black guy character. It's not intentional racism by anyone at Lucasfilm, rather the reflection of a wider Hollywood problem which it can be argued still exists today, although on less of a scale.

    As for the prequels- lets see now. Luke and Leia are siblings, both white so their parents need to be white. Obi-Wan needs to be white cause he was white in the first films too. So the three main characters already have their ethnicity controlled by the first 3 films rather than any deliberate "we need more white people!" stance, hence no black main character.
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  22. Sistros Force Ghost

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    two main issues here:

    1. there are many ethnic minorities in star wars, if you look hard enough

    2. the Jedi order being sexist, ooooooooohhh dear, was a time when waving a sword was you know a man's job

    oh dear I made the first [politically incorrect statement in this thread

    the universe will implode..
  23. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    The Jedi werent that sexist......

    Who was the guy who was traveling with Lando?

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  24. Spaz_McJackson Jedi Youngling

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    That a lil brother right there you think? It's the lips isn't it?! That's racist!
  25. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    I was not trying to be racist. I was just asking a question on the name of that character. Misunderstanding.
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