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There are several mixed-raced multi-species beings in Star Wars. During Imperial times, there was high human culture. In many of the new canon, like Bloodline and Rogue One, it seems high human culture mentality has held up.
High human culture is human supremacy or specieism. Humans are the most trusted. Aliens are untrustworthy. Humans are inherently good. Aliens are not good. It is the same done by race in humans.
Therefore, most Aliens stuck to themselves with exception of a few:
The Grand Inquisitor – Pau’an
Grand Admiral Thrawn
Grand Admiral Thrawn
While both are full-bloodied Aliens, they still have near human and humanoid features that allow them to pass.
Interestingly, Darth Maul is a hybrid. His father is a Nightbrother Zabrak and his mother, Mother Talzin, is a Nightsister that is multi-species near human. Mother Talzin resembles human women more than she does any other species.
All this to say if an Alien or mixed-raced species did not have the Force, there was little chance of success in life in the Empire AND the Rebellion due to human xenocentric chauvinism. Only one Alien was capable to be included in the Empire and that was Grand Admiral Thrawn. There are other aliens in the Empire, but over time, they were excluded in a separate class. The propaganda machine would say the wars with the Separatists. But the war was started by the Sith to control the galaxy due to other incursions, thought to be the “Far-Outsiders” or Yuuzhan Vong.
The Yuuzhan Vong were very xenophobic, but that did not stop them from birthing mixed-raced species. Or stop their “Master Shaper” scientists inquiring about these beings to understand them for their gods.
Our original character, Senator Yemaja Lah is an example of that. Was forced to live separately from her father’s people for fear of being killed until they found a good use for her – passing in the human world before the oogalith masquer (Human mask).
It feels like Star Wars has a bit of a problem with mixed-raced species hybrids. The hatred toward them. Not highlighting them. Anti-alien bias because some fans and creators are oblivious and some are factually bigoted.
Star Wars Actors Guild 77 finds the mixed-species story intiguing. Which means most of our story arcs will be geared toward understanding this concept. We are doing this to support real-life multiracial people who are often castigated online. We are doing this to add a different layer to the discussion of freedom: Freedom to love.
This is not about saying real-life multiracial people are not human — yes, they are and more than ever. This is about treating people right, no matter their background can be a part of making unified approach devoid of dominating hatred. People can’t change who their parents are and they cannot change what they are. So why blame them? We have to change that. How is the question?
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