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Racist trolls call for ‘Star War’s boycott

On Monday afternoon, the hashtag #BoycottStarWarsVII shot to the top of Twitter's trending topics. Since we're in the midst of a huge promotional push for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, it's not surprising that J.J. Abrams's upcoming film is one of the most talked-about things on social media right now, but the context of #BoycottStarWarsVII is much uglier than, say, trying to avoid the most concentrated, mercenary marketing push imaginable. It's racism, plain and simple/Genevieve Koski, Vox Culture. More here.

Question: Anyone out there not planning to see the new "Star Wars"?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.