I just read an article about the upcoming Star Wars movie and the controversy over ethnic stereotypes. I quote: "Stung by charges of ethnic stereotyping in ``The Phantom Menace,'' Lucasfilm is seeking a more culturally diverse cast for the next ``Star Wars'' episode." They then say: "Although George Lucas' script is far from finished, Lucasfilm casting director Robin Gurland has met with major talent agencies to outline several new roles. These include a Native American character, said to have a forceful, spiritual nature; an Indian or Hispanic character; and an Asian character, possibly trained in martial arts." Does anyone else see this as entirely absurd?? Their solution seems to be to replace blatant racial slurs with more subtle, socially acceptable stereotypes. The fact that they're still stereotyping everyone just slipped past this reporter (and Lucasfilm). Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Aaah...the simplicity of a world where everything can be boiled down to a single sentence.