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"You read enough books in which people like you are disposable, or are dirt, or are silent, absent, or worthless, and it makes an impact on you. Because art makes the world, because it matters, because it makes us. Or breaks us." —Rebecca Solnit

There is a lot of excitement and buzz around the newest film in the Star Wars franchise. I have not seen it yet, so I will refrain from saying too much of my own opinion here, but a lot of anticipation and delight come from a refreshing dose of diversity in the cast of this new film, especially in the leading roles. While that doesn't mean "racism/sexism in Hollywood is over" any more than the election of a black man to the presidency of the USA signifies the end of racism in America, and it doesn't mean that there still isn't a great deal of work to be done, it is a moment of prominent, visible change, and one worth celebrating.

"John in many ways the moral conscious of the film, and it’s great to see an awakening happen through the point of view of someone living in black skin." —Steven W. Thrasher (The Guardian)

"There are people of color and women in almost every scene of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'...The diversity in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has the potential to be remarkably empowering for those black and brown folks, and white viewers too, that see this as the new normal." —Chauncey Devega (Salon)

Rey: Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens by daekazuspace kids by mexicanineRey by wizyakuzaPhasma by SebastianKowollStar Wars - Rey and BB-8 by SoniaMatasPoe Dameron by BrilcristLeia Organa by kittroseRey - Star Wars the Force Awakens by Sheharzad-ArshadKylo Ren by ApneicMonkeySTAR WARS The Force Awakens by grantgoboomfinn and bb8 did nothing wrong by Porto881Star Wars Force Awakens Finn Fan Art by Noe-LeyvaStar wars VII fan art by rafaarsen-- StarWyv03 -- by wyv1The Saga Continues... by Kenpudiosaki

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FreyaPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Student Photographer
Thank you for the watch! :)
Spite-Sire Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
Thanks for the llama. :peace:
leoatelier Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015   Photographer
Thanks for adding one of my captures to your faves:)
Much appreciated!
MollyMcMolly Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the llama!
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
"Precision flying..." gives a whole new meaning to 'in flight refuelling'  flying on the spot :flowerdread:     

Thanks so much for faving it Pinballwitch   highfive   Please do keep on watching???
Thebit846 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the Llama. :)
NSolanki Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015   Photographer
Thank you for the favourite add :)
katagro Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Cubone / charity collab by katagro
thank you so much for the fave :heart:
It means a lot for me!! :love:
PoesDaughter Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Professional Writer
Thank you for the :+devwatch: I appreciate it! :hug:
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