An Open Letter to Lucasfilm and the Story Group

Dear Lucasfilm:

I write to you as a long time Star Wars fan. Not a Star Wars fan since 2015, not a fan since 2012, but a fan since 1993. I grew up on Star Wars; the saga has been a cornerstone of my childhood. I wanted to be like Luke Skywalker, wielding a lightsaber and fighting the Empire. That said, I never saw anybody who looked like me in Star Wars until 2015, when you introduced Poe Dameron. I was happy at first, to see Latino representation on screen in the biggest movie franchise of all time. But now, in the year 2020, I find myself…