Leia is not male and Lando is not white. Lucas did it first and he did it better.
Yup. Lucas also already had the first black Jedi with Mace Windu, the rebellion was actually diverse with aliens and people from various races, and the Jedi order itself is also quite multi-cultural. Hell, Obi Wan would have been Japanese had Lucas gotten his way.
It’s just that Lucas was focused on telling a good story and not about “diversity.” It really bugs me when “fans” criticize Star Wars as being “too white” because it’s just false. I do think calling out Disney is justified since despite their marketing focusing on diversity, they did it worse.