A Star Wars Episode VII review : How the Force Awakened Black Nerds

– E. Hughes When the first Star Wars the Force Awakened trailer arrived, it broke the internet. Movie fans were abuzz about the movie’s newest star, John Boyega and his role as a storm trooper. The first wave of criticism of course, was that a storm trooper could not be black, as it had already been “firmly” established in the prequels that troopers were clones of Jango Fett — who wasn’t black. The tone of the criticism changed when it was later verified that George Lucas himself, had already clarified that Clone Troopers and Storm Troopers were not the same. This did not end the flush of racism surrounding the movie, as some American fans (or race baiters disguised as fans, take your pick) wondered why a black person was in Star Wars at all. It didn’t matter that Darth Vader, the greatest villain of all time, was voiced by James Earl Jones, or that Lando Calirissian was played by a black actor, Billy Dee Williams, or that Samuel L. Jackson played Jedi Mace Windu in the prequel episodes. Despite all of that disappointing criticism–none were happier about the newest Star Wars episode and its newest star than black nerds. You see–black nerds are not mythical creatures, they actually exist. In fact, I happen … Continue reading A Star Wars Episode VII review : How the Force Awakened Black Nerds