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Old 01-05-2011, 11:02 AM   #13
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There's no denying that Jackson has a lot more mainstream appeal than other black actors, like Morgan Freeman and others he mentions. There has to be a reason why he was cast into this completely inappropriate role instead of one of the other, more suitable candidates.
How is it an inappropriate role?

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The fact that he has a gold-plated, bling lightsaber seems to support that interpretation.


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If it was just incompetence, there would be no reason for him to have that.
Or maybe he asked to have that?

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I see nothing racist about thinking that an actor was cast in a role that doesn't suit him in order to appeal to a minority with which he is popular and that probably wouldn't go see the film if he wasn't in it. Whether or not that actor and minority are black is just incidental.
Again I ask: How doesn't Mace Windu's role suit him? What's wrong with him? And how can you say now that being black is just incidental after you said "he was cast in the role in order to make the films appeal to black people (which seems entirely plausible to me)"?

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Now what really is racist are some of the aliens in the movies. Like the slimey, amoral space-Jew Watto, or the incompetent Neimoidians with the ridiculously overblown Asian accents. Or this thing, which of course is a rather shocking caricature of these. But that's a topic for a whole another discussion, and I know how much you dislike going off-topic.
I see nothing racist with that. Accents and behaviour have to be based on real life humans. English or not is irrelevant. And to attribute races to them is again another racist way of thinking. But you are right, it is for another topic.



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