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Darth Vader, the super-villain of the Star Wars movies, is a racist construct. You knew that, right? Or do you need to be educated?
“I know why I have feelings — good, bad and otherwise — about Star Wars,” Perry explained. “…I spent the whole day talking about the Darth Vader situation.”
“The part where he was totally a black guy, whose name was basically James Earl Jones,” she said. “While he was black he was terrible and bad, awful and used to cut off white men’s hand, and didn’t actually claim his son. But as soon as he claims his son, goes over to the good, takes off his mask and he is white — yes, I have many feelings about that.”
The arguments against this interpretation are here, if you need to read them.
As for me, I would like to remind Harris-Perry that Darth Vader merely dresses in black. Like Johnny Cash and Liza Minnelli.
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