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06-04-2001, 01:02 PM
Rev Jesse Jackson to build Time Machine to bring charges of Racism against the Rebellion!

June 4, 2001 Posted: 6:52 AM EDT (1052 GMT)

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who heralds himself as a champion for civil rights announced Monday morning June 4, 2001 that he would construct a time machine to go back around "the time of Episode 4" to bring charges of racism against the Rebellion.

"I was watching Star Wars last night on TBS," The Rev began, "and noticed that after the destruction of the Death Star the Rebellion had an awards ceromony for the heroes but only Luke and Han Solo recieved a medal."

Chewbacca, the only non-human involved in the destruction of the Death Star, did not recieve a medal.

"This is a blatant display of racism that we can not ignore. Perhaps if we can start eliminating racism from a long,long time ago, we can not have a problem today."

The Reverend is also looking into possible allegations of droid abuse by not awarding R2-D2 a purple heart for his service to Luke Skywalker in the Death Star raid in which he sustained damage.

Chewbacca is a Wookie from the planet Kashyyyk.

The Associated Press & Reuters contributed to this report.

06-04-2001, 06:45 PM

That's one thing that always pissed me off..

"What a wonderful new smell you've discovered"

Boba Rhett
06-04-2001, 06:57 PM
This is an joke right? Right?! :eek: Chewy did eventually get his medal at an awards show recently.

06-04-2001, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett:
<STRONG> Chewy did eventually get his medal at an awards show recently.</STRONG>


06-05-2001, 02:58 PM
I too was really disappointed with the ending of ANH. Chewie and Artoo definitely deserved medals too - and they missed their chance at including this in the Special Edition! Unforgiveable!

As for racism throughout the series of films, I don't know, but it is apparent that most of the central heros and heroines are human...

Luke Skywalker
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Qui-Gon Jinn
Queen Amidala
Han Solo
Leia Organa
Lando Calrissian
All of the pilots (except for a Sullustan on the Millennium Falcon in ROTJ)

The only other central characters of note are..

Jar-Jar Binks

If anything, only the droids had more individual screen time (especially in ANH).

So, should we be asking for a really central non-human character (that is not Jar-Jar)?

06-05-2001, 04:37 PM
:mad: I PREFER INDY OVER NASCAR!!! :eek: :p :cool:

06-05-2001, 04:40 PM
the Central Hero's are all human because most of the Rebellion is human. and for the Films being unfair to the Aliens, why does there happen to be a Calmarian Commanding the entire Rebel Fleet :p

06-05-2001, 11:22 PM
I think all the central characters are human because the movie's target audience is human.

06-06-2001, 03:22 AM
you couldn't be more wrong. earth makes up a very small portion of the Galactic Movie Market. Fortunantly we also have some of the best production sites. :p the Star Wars movies our Actually the Historical Documents of a Civilitation that precided ours by Millienia. while some corruption of the original story has occured the core of the history remains true and we must be sure to learn from it. :D

06-06-2001, 01:23 PM
hehe thanks for getting us back on subject Rogue9!

06-06-2001, 03:58 PM
Isn't everyone forgetting Master Yoda, I mean, not only is he not human, he is also vertically challenged. Yet he is the most powerful Jedi Master and the head of the council. And may I remind everyone that the Jedi Council is posed of primarily non-humans, I think the only human members are Depa Bilaba, Mace Windu, and Adi Galla. Thats only 3 of 12.

06-06-2001, 05:00 PM
Hmmmmmmmmmm.. sounds like the Jedi Council needs some affirmative action to get more humans there.

I better email Jesse!

06-07-2001, 01:54 AM
You're forgetting that medals are a human custom, and Chewie and R2 probabkly would have had no use for them :p

06-07-2001, 01:57 AM
after all, the only thing Chewie wears is Weapons. :D

06-07-2001, 11:45 AM
I believe Robert D. Raiford from the John boy&Bily show said it best: " Jesse Jackson is my name, aggitation is my game."

My sister had to shake Jesse's hand and said she shook it hard and didn't want to let go.

Jesse,STOP RUININ' MY LIFE!!!!!!!! :mad: