New Star Wars Trailer "Awaken" Racist Trolls on Twitter

New Star Wars Trailer "Awaken" Racist Trolls on Twitter
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| October 21 2015,

01:54 am

"It's one thing when black people aren't discussed in world history..... But when, even in the imaginary future - a space where the mind can stretch beyond the Milky Way to envision routine space travel, cuddly space animals, talking apes, and time machines - people can't fathom a person of non-Euro descent a hundred years into the future, a cosmic foot has to be put down." -Ytasha Womack

On Monday Night, a new trailer was released for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. One thing that immeadiatley stood out to fans of the Legendary franchise was the addition of black faces sprinkled throughout the cast, not as background props, but as main characters A vocal minority felt as though this new diverse cast was a sign of a white genocide and took to Twitter to express their outrage (Spoiler: There's still a ton of white people in the movie)^tfw   Since Black Twitter is well versed in the art of dragging racist trolls, it didn't take long before #BoycottStarWarsVII was flooded with people expressing their disgust at the hashtag. As a result, it seems like what caused the hashtag to become a trending topic were people actually speaking out against the boycott and racism, as opposed to other way around   This scenario is a plot that has played out dozens of times before. Black body transgresses social norm, racist trolls attacks in an attempt to uphold white supremacist ideology, Black Twitter comes to the rescue
For far too many people, black skin is more than a pigmentation, but a social marker that not only dictates how one should behave, but also where and when in time we're even allowed to exist.