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Junot Díaz Makes His Students Watch "Star Wars" For Class

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He's also surprised how few college students have actually seen any of the Star Wars films.

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"I know the majority of them haven't seen it...the majority of kids have not watched any of this," Díaz said. "They're on Harry Potter — they grew up with that, they're like that's my shit. This stuff's for old people."

Díaz also talked about the importance of teaching diverse authors and stories to students.

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"Part of that complexity is of course, questions of gender," Diaz continued. "If you don't want to deal and relate and think about what it means to be a woman on this planet, you're going to have serious problems. The same with dealing with the question of ethnicity and race."

You can watch the full interview here:

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