Monday, May 4, 2015

LET THE TODAY BE WITH YOU:  Dear Obi-Wan, stop being kinda-sorta-racist:
Now that Han and Chewie are up front flying the ship and the droids are in back powering up, I need to talk to you about that thing you said back there about “Sand People.” 
Yeah, not cool. They have a name: They’re called “Tusken Raiders.” “Sand People” is just — I don’t even know what that is. It’s awful, is what it is. I mean, I believe it when you say you lived in a cave the last 20 years — because you act like it. Listen to me: That is a very, VERY offensive term. You cannot go around thinking that that word is okay to say out loud. 
I mean, we’re about to visit royalty on Alderaan. We can’t have some situation where we’re at dinner and the queen asks us, “So, how was the trip?” And you pipe up, “Fine… except for the goddamn Sand People.”...

[HT: Russ. Your own Star Wars ephemera is welcome today.]


  1. Jordan10:44 PM

    They aren't terrible shots. They're missing on purpose. This gets mentioned multiple times. By both sides.

  2. The Pathetic Earthling1:06 PM

    What a hypocrite, this Luke. Maybe he doesn't count the fact that he said to C-3PO that he couldn't go out and night because of "all the Sand People out there." Maybe, like anonymous commenting on chat boards, you can be a frakking racist around 'droids -- but I think that's bull.