Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is Not Diverse.

Before you get fooled by the so-called “diversity,” of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, consider the following questions.

  1. The majority of the characters are still white. How many visibly hispanic, Asian or Native American characters are there? Do they survive?
  2. The protagonist is a Black man, named Finn. Does having one token Black man  make a film diverse?
  3. Where are the Black women in the film? Maz Kanata is voiced by Lupita Nyong’o, yet her character isn’t even human.
  4.  It is very telling that Disney now owns LucasFilms and the same company that boasted about giving the world it’s first Black Disney princess, who was actually portrayed as a frog for most of the movie, gave us a first Black female protagonist in Star Wars, but she is really a non-human creature.

Given all this, is it really fair to call this movie  diverse or is it just another movie with a token Black male character, narrow depictions of other people of color and no black women?
Seems like a typical Hollywood movie to me.

In conclusion, Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be very entertaining, especially when you throw on some 3D shades, but it is not as a diverse as it makes itself out to be.

I’ll keep my Nollywood films, thank you.  #Hollywhite

2 thoughts on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is Not Diverse.”

  1. I hear the hype surrounding this movie but in all honesty I am not interested………… I am sick of Hollywood movies these days. However I do strangely enjoy Horror movies I don’t know why but that’s a discussion for another post

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  2. I totally agree with you. All this diversity talk is nonsense. As far as I’m concerned Lupita is the only thing worth seeing in the film. But then I heard she was playing an alien so you don’t even see her beautiful face! WTF?!! I’ll pass on this film!


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