VOTD: Is ‘Star Wars’ Secretly Racist?

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The latest edition of Cracked.com’s After Hours video series tackles the question: Is Star Wars secretly racist? Its a Kevin Smith Clerks-style diner discussion of the topic, taking on a serious subject with pop culture reference-heavy geek humor. Watch the “is Star Wars racist?” video embedded after the jump.

Is Star Wars Racist Video

Or how about this classic clip from Kevin Smith‘s Chasing Amy:


For some more serious explorations of the topic, here are some links:

  • David Chen‘s look at Racism and Ethnic Stereotypes in ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’
  • WeirdWorm lists The Five Most Racist Star Wars Characters
  • Uncyclopedia look at the criticism of George Lucas’ racism in the Star Wars series
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