Jedi can’t be SJWs?
Social justice activists at the Scientific American have declared the term “Jedi” problematic and believe they are “inappropriate mascots for social justice.”
J.W. Hammond, Sara E. Brownell, Nita A. Kedharnath, Susan J. Cheng, and W. Carson Boyd penned an article headlined, “Why the Term ‘JEDI’ Is Problematic for Describing Programs That Promote Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.”
In the article they note that JEDI is being used as an acronym to stand for justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. However, they take issue with the acronym because of its associations with the Jedi of the Star Wars universe.
They specifically claim “The Jedi are inappropriate mascots for social justice.”
As for why, they immediately point to race, “They are a religious order of intergalactic police-monks, prone to (white) saviorism and toxically masculine approaches to conflict resolution (violent duels with phallic lightsabers, gaslighting by means of “Jedi mind tricks,” etc.).”
“The Jedi are also an exclusionary cult, membership to which is partly predicated on the possession of heightened psychic and physical abilities (or “Force-sensitivity”),” they add.