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A Solution to the Race Issue in TPM
From: Dr. Stephen J. Krune III <stephen_j_krune@my-deja.com>
Newsgroups: rec.arts.sf.starwars.misc
Subject: A Solution to the Race Issue in TPM
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 16:09:18 GMT
Message-ID: <7slgf8$phl$1@nnrp1.deja.com>
My Star Wars comrades, I address you to propose a solution to the controversy which has claimed too high a cost already. The Race Issue in TPM must be brought to a close. Since no one else has taken the initiative, the task is left to me. As president of an internet browser company (Webscape), I am fully qualified.

Some colored people are upset because Jar Jar is portrayed as a gay colored man. They have a right to be upset by this. I will affirm their right to be upset until I can no longer breathe. That is my solemn oath.

Some people who may not be colored say that the ponytails should be more than one color. You know who you are, although I forget names constantly.

George Lucas, I call upon you to submit to a Star Wars trial, wherein you will be judged by your fans on the issue of racism. I will preside over that trial as judge. Again, my credentials are impeccable. Please contact me at the earliest opportunity, Mr. Lucas. I know you read this newsgroup, because I have seen your posts here. May the FORCE be with all of you, all the time, no matter what!

-- Dr. Stephen J. Krune III