George Lucas Defends Star Wars From Racism & Sexism Criticisms: “Most Of The People Are Aliens!”

George Lucas has launched a spirited defense of diversity in the Star Wars original trilogy and sequels. The subject of diversity has always been a thorny one for Star Wars, with intense debate in the fandom over the degree of representation. Some argue the main heroes are all white males, while others point to the fact Leia Organa is no mere damsel in distress, and Lucas’ introduction of Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back.

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