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#RepresentationMatters: 4 Adorable Pics of Black Boys Channeling Finn from Star Wars

Avatar • Jan 29, 2016

The most recent Star Wars film The Force Awakens puts diversity in the forefront with the casting of newcomer John Boyega as the lead. In the wake of this announcement, there was much discourse among fans of the Star Wars franchise. Some even called for a boycott. Boyega later provided an effortless clapback to the racism-driven boycott:

To get into a serious dialogue with people who judge a person based on the melanin in their skin? They’re stupid, and I’m not going to lose sleep over people. The presale tickets have gone through the roof—their agenda has failed. Miserably.”

Much like the Disney film, Home, released early 2014 with a main character of color, voiced by singer Rihanna, children are seeing themselves on screen in the Star Wars franchise.

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Texan by birth, Los Angeleno by situation. Lover of Tame Impala and Shoegaze music. Comedian by trade. Macaroni and Cheese connoisseur by appetite.

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Michele Carmichael
Michele Carmichael
4 years ago
Rose
Rose
4 years ago

I love this. And people still say “Representation? Why does it matter?” This is why!

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CocoaGoddess
CocoaGoddess
4 years ago

Now little black boys have a character to look up to. First it was Tiana, and now it’s this guy. Oh gosh, the racists are probably falling out of their seats and rolling on the floor

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