So, this conversation ensued after I asked someone about the Jar Jar Binks doll on her shelf.
Me: Jar Jar Binks was your son’s baseball team’s mascot? With all the issues surrounding that charcter? That’s an odd choice.
Her: What? Why? What issues?
Me: (Danger danger Will Robinson) You know, all the hulabaloo about Jar Jar being racist…err…that is (how to explain this) how he was a racist caricature of Jamaicans or of black people who use ebonics.
Her: WHAT? Are you kidding me? I’ve never equated Jar Jar Binks with racism.