Thoughts On The Star Wars Boycott
The best response to the assholes pushing #BoycottStarWarsVII and claiming it's "anti-white" because it features a diverse cast and people of color? It's not blog posts and flame wars and screaming matches on Twitter or whatever. It's pretty simple really. Ignore them and go see it. Don't engage. Make sure it makes money because that's going to have far more of an impact on what the cast of future Star Wars movies look like and whether this ushers in a real change for the faces we see on screens both big and small.
If you feel that you have to do something else, contact Lucasfilm, contact Disney, and let them know how happy you are to see people of color in Star Wars.
Everything else is probably going to do nothing else besides cause you grief. There have always been assholes and complainers in the world. Complaints in and of themselves are meaningless. I don't know where we got the idea that every single complaint matters or warrants the need to be addressed. When we lived in caves, I guarantee you there was an asshole sitting around the fire with Thrack and Kruk complaining about something (probably how leaving the cave was a bad idea or how Kruk should have drawn his antelope thing on the south wall or how we should really not mingle with the strange tribe in the other cave across the chasm.) When we're all loading into our silver ships to depart earth, there were be another asshole there too, complaining about something that isn't even worth acknowledging.
So what? Those people don't matter. Don't be fooled by how easier the internet has made it to notice them. Because society progresses. We left the caves. We left Roman Catholic Church. We left the rule of the king. And every step of the way, someone has complained. Just like now when society is progressing in a new way. We're moving forward, whether the hate-monger pissed at a black stormtrooper wants to like it or not, doesn't matter.