Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Message of 'Star Wars': Watch Out for White People

One of the most delightful outcomes of our 5-year-old watching "Star Wars": He has begun referring to stormtroopers as "white people."

I suppose it's not that crazy: The characters in "Star Wars" rarely refer to stormtroopers by name, and their armor is almost entirely white. What else are you going to call them?

The upshot: Elliot has started saying things like, "White people are dangerous!" and "I hope we don't see any white people there."

It's somewhat awkward, but I'm really tempted not to correct him on this.