How Movie Casting can Fight Against Discrimination

Let’s start with a thought experiment. Imagine the 1977 classic Star Wars: A New Hope with a Black Han Solo, Luke Skywalker as an Asian woman, and Princess Leia as a man. Would the movie still be as good?

The answer is a clear yes. The themes, the fun, the excitement of that movie would not be changed one jot by different races or genders for any of its main or secondary characters. It would still be Star Wars, and it would still be fantastic.