Darth Vader, racist? Whodathunkit?
None other than Wake Forest professor and MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, who’s show featured a panel discussion to ensure that no stone was left unturned in the left’s never ending quest to find racism even where it doesn’t exist. She explained:
Yeah, like, the part where [Darth Vader] was totally a black guy whose name basically was James Earl Jones, who, and we were all, but while he was black, he was terrible and bad and awful and used to cut off white men’s hands, and didn’t, you know, actually claim his son. But as soon as he claims his son and goes over to the good, he takes off his mask and he is white. Yes, I have many, many feelings about that, but I will try to put them over here.
That’s right. In the fictional Star Wars universe, we’re supposed to buy in to the idea that Luke Skywalker is basically a Ku Klux Klansman in his white outfit going around trying to kill black men as personified by Darth Vader. There goes Luke, wearing white, and white equals good. There’s old Darth, wearing black, and black equals bad.
Aren’t those equations racist themselves? Take note of the qualities Perry assigns to bad Vader:
– Used to cut off white men’s hands
– Didn’t claim his son
Is Melissa Harris-Perry saying that black men are terrible, bad, and awful people that attack whites and ditch their kids? She can’t find a single positive thing to say about a black man?
Yep, there’s racism in all this. Melissa Harris-Perry doesn’t need to explore galaxies far, far away to find it. Her mirror will suffice. Although the suggestion -– as suggestions like these often do for liberals — will probably make her go full Chewbacca with incoherent muttering, shrill bleats of complaint, and related outbursts.