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dinluke · 16 hours ago
i can't believe lucasfilm & co. really just said, "oh yeah so we’re not actually gonna mention it in tcw but kix decided to investigate the order 66 plot after what happened to fives, and then got captured by the separatists because he knew too much. but before he could be transported to dooku his ship crashed and he was stuck in cold storage for 50 years before finally being found, long after all his brothers were already dead. so now he's the last clone in existence." and then just. ONLY EVER TALK ABOUT IT IN PERIPHERAL PIECES OF STAR WARS MEDIA.
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queen-breha-organa · 17 hours ago
Moana. Lilo and Stich. Jango Fett.
The three examples above have one thing in common.
They are some of the ONLY examples of accurate and non racist Polynesian representation in mainstream media.
Three. Things.
Two movies.
And one character who gets mere minutes of screen time.
Polynesian people are an after thought in society and media. Our land is “profitable” our culture “entertaining”. We are viewed like relics in a museum, pretty too look at, but never worth more than a glance. Our soul is stripped away and our culture made “ palatable” for tourists. We are seen as accessories to vacations. After thoughts.
Can you name three Polynesian actors? Without saying Jason Momoa or the Rock? Did you know Polynesians were the first people to discover Antarctica? Did you know Hawai’i was a formal kingdom? Did you know the Dole company, along with white settlers, overthrew the Kingdom of Hawai’i with the help of the US? Did you know most Polynesian native languages were ban by White Settlers? And only reinstated in the mid 1900s?
How much do you not know? And this isn’t a slight. I mean it genuinely. How has the media effected your view of Polynesia and it’s people? And If you know a lot, I admire you! Genuinely. But you can’t ignore the gap in media. This is not mainstream knowledge.
Which brings me to Star Wars specifically.
Temuera Morrison, a Māori actor, was cast to play Jango Fett in “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.” In this movie, he plays a Mandalorian bounty hunter who is payed to be a Clone donor. Using his DNA, an entire army is created. Clones of him, known as “Clone Troopers”.
Despite being Clones of a character Temuera Morrison plays, Clones have NEVER looked Māori in their main media. (The Clone Wars)
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I genuinely. Do not think this was done on purpose AT FIRST. Genuinely. HOWEVER! Unintentional bias and ignorance is STILL bias and ignorance.
When you get a group of character designers and they’re all white, and they all grew up AS white people, in a world that provides the privilege of ignorance to white people, you will get ignorance. Unintentional or not. It is still racism. It’s still white washing. It’s still feeding ignorance around Polynesians.
Ignorance about Polynesians is what creates this.
Ignorance. That went unchecked. Ignorance that turned into internal bias. Internal bias that turned into racism.
How Temuera actually looks was an after thought. His round face and hooded eyes, were an after thought. His accent and body type was an after thought.
This after thought spun again and again and again, and now, the Smartest Clone is the lightest. And the Dumbest Clone is the darkest. And their faces are angular, beyond recognition.
This is racism. Plain and simple.
So how do you help?
LISTEN TO POLYNESIANS!!! Learn about our people, learn about our actors, learn, learn, learn.
Prevent ignorance by listening. Prevent internal bias by learning and unlearning.
And speak up. Call Disney out on their racism! Call out character designers on their white washing. Call out artists for their white washing.
And lastly, Have difficult conversations. No one likes to be ignorant. But sometimes we all are, and unchecked, that ignorance can light the fire of racism and harm. And it will spread, and grow, until it’s a wildfire burning everything in its path. That fire burns my people, burns me. Hurts my heart, my soul, my perception of myself.
Do not let Polynesian people be an after thought
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cobaltbeam · 2 hours ago
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What if jesse survives all canon events, that's all
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pixalry · 23 hours ago
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Ahsoka Tano: Between Worlds - Created by Darren Tan
You can also follow this artist on Instagram.
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shukruut · 19 hours ago
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codywan week Day 3 | Whump
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agentequus · 20 hours ago
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there was only one bed but make it bobadin
some fanart for “a soft interlude” by scourge_of_nemo on ao3! this scene stuck in my head and I couldn’t get it out. 
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allthingskenobi · 7 hours ago
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Incorrect Quotes with Obi-Wan & Vader
Text by incorrectswtcwquotes
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02png · 2 hours ago
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: I don't have a type.
Twi | ins
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thegreencarousel · 8 hours ago
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For the Badass Couple prompt for Codywan Week 2021! I just want an excuse to put them in fancy clothes, someone doing an insane acrobatic kick with a dress and here we go XD The handcuffs is a thing that came from the codywan week server when we figured wait what if their captors thought cuffing them will slow them down but Cody goes haha I’m left handed and as a result we have a trail of competent destruction and the ultimate super couple. Maybe this is a universe where they’re both a super spy couple like Mr and Mr(s) Smith? Obi Wan worked for the Jedi Order and Cody for the Kamino Institute and they both work to take down S.I.T.H when it turns out they’ve been sabotaging the Jedi spies and had a hand (many hands) in the traumatic training regime every Kamino Institute spy has to go through as a child.
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sketchupnfries · 17 hours ago
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Some more sketches of my boi Cal
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medusaceratops · 21 hours ago
no one has ever managed to convince me that it would make sense for attachment and love to not be the same thing when two out of three prequels movies includes "anakin loves his mother" as a source of narrative tension. you literally cannot make the narrative make sense if the jedi don't consider love and attachment the literal same concept, it is genuinely plot-breaking. when the council expresses reservations about anakin's attachment to his mother, it would be completely and utterly insane to argue that they thought, having never met shmi skywalker, having known anakin for all of twenty minutes, having never even seen the two interact, that anakin's love for his mother was specifically selfish and specifically possessive. ki-adi-mundi says "your thoughts dwell on your mother" and yoda adds "afraid to lose her, i think" immediately, and if that feeling is selfish in and of itself, i am going to start throwing things. if that's unhealthy attachment i am going to start doing a lot worse than throwing things, that's literally just a normal thing nine year olds feel about their parents, much less something a kid would feel about a parent actually in danger. that's not 'attachment', my dude, that is a normal human feeling people have when they care! and the council criticized it as The Dark Side TM, because they were objecting to the love itself. and then specifically anakin is not permitted to go find his mother or contact his mother, because in the next damn movie he goes to the last place he saw her as a child because he didn't know where the hell she was. you will never ever in any way manage to say "love isn't attachment" and make any of that make sense in-universe. SORRY
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