Is the term “Jedi” a “problematic” term? It could be according to the magazine ‘Scientific American’
Fox News reported, On Wednesday, Scientific American published an article titled “Why the Term ‘JEDI’ Is Problematic for Describing Programs That Promote Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.” In the piece, the magazine suggested that the term JEDI, used to reference “justice, equity, diversity and inclusion” initiatives, is actually a harmful term.
“Put simply, the baggage of Jedi and Star Wars is too heavy to burden our justice-oriented initiatives with and may actually undermine these efforts,” the piece explained.
The piece described the cultural legacy of Star Wars as “problematic.”
“While an overarching goal of JEDI initiatives is to promote inclusion, the term JEDI might make people feel excluded. Star Wars is popular but divisive. Identifying our initiatives with it may nudge them closer to the realm of fandom, manufacturing in-groups and out-groups,” the article stated.
Star Wars, divisive? The franchise built on a movie about people of all races, colors and creeds, coming together and fighting against an oppressive force, is some-how divisive?
In modern day America, these are the silly little things that “scientific journals” concern themselves with.