Bell Hooks Video
I'm not going to make this too formal but I just have some brief disagreements with Hooks's claims in the video. First and foremost, her phrase "white supremacist capitalist patriarchyâ€? â€“ while I completely agree with the idea behind the phrase I do not consent the wording of it, specifically â€œsupremacist.â€? For me, this term evokes sentiments of the Ku Klux Klan and other such organizations that are overtly radical and oftentimes considered dangerous. But again, I understand the concept and I completely agree with it. The other issue I feel I need to address is a more personal one, concerning the featuring of Star Wars in her commentary. I thought her remarks on the usage of African-American/black actor James Earl Jonesâ€™s voice as Darth Vader were a little off-baseâ€”firstly because Darth Vader is actually a white-skinned character, and secondly because Jones (especially in his later years) has most commonly been used as a voice actor rather than a screen actor. I am a huge Star Wars fan and even though I would call the film ignorantly racist in the manner that most of the cast is white as well as how certain species suggest certain ethnic groups, I feel the voice of Darth Vader bears no racist connation, explicit or implicit. That is all.