Melissa Harris-Perry had a mini head-explosion over Darth Vader, a “totally black guy,” who then goes over to the “good side,” takes off his mask, and is…white!
But, did it trouble her that the storm troopers, also evil guys, are all white?
Harris-Perry took issue with a black actor voicing the iconic evil character rather than rejoicing at James Earl Jones getting such a high-profile career opportunity….
She goes on to complain:
….But as soon as he claims his son and goes over to the good, he takes off his mask and he is white. Yes, I have many, many feelings about that, but I will try to put them over here.
As NewsBusters astutely points out, would have it made more sense for an obviously white character, Luke, to have his father unmasked as black?