Obi-Wan Kenobi's master was killed by a Dathomirian native Darth Maul in front of him. Later in Clone Wars S03E14(not S13E14), when Maul's brother Savage starts a Jedi killing spree, upon seeing a holorecording of him, Obi-Wan mistakes him for Darth Maul. Later during the investigation of this, while interrogating a Night Mother, he calls him an animal.

In addition to that, he calls Tuskens "Sand People" in The New Hope.

Does Obi-Wan have specially motivated hate towards Dathomirians and/or other non-human species (potentially due to his traumatic encounter with Darth Maul and the sheer amount of other confrontations)?

Obviously, I expect official information, not opinions.

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    It's possible, of course, but perhaps Obi-Wan dislikes Maul because he's an evil Sith Lord, and mistakes Savage for Maul because they're brothers?
    – Adamant
    Oct 14, 2017 at 22:02
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    I wouldn’t say this is opinion-based at all. Think about all the questions we’ve had about whether the Empire was prejudiced against non-humans (it was). There may or may not be information out there, but that’s no different from many of our questions.
    – Adamant
    Oct 15, 2017 at 0:02
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    The problem with this question is that no matter how objective we try to be in our answers, it's still not going to be anything official. Who's to say what the 'correct' answer is? Therefore, I'm voting to leave closed at this point.
    – Möoz
    Oct 16, 2017 at 3:05
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    You might wish to note that the Tuskens (in the canon Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View) refer to themselves as Sand People on multiple occasions.
    – Valorum
    Oct 16, 2017 at 21:46
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    @Möoz If we don't know the answer, that doesn't make the question POB or unclear. There are several meta posts about this (most recently this one, closed as a double dupe), always with the same conclusion. "We don't know" is an answer, not a reason to close.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Oct 17, 2017 at 9:48

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It's likely that since Maul and Savage are brothers, they look similar. It is an easy error to make.

Also, Obi-wan served with Jedi of countless species during, and prior to the Clone Wars. He respected all of them.

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    As for the Tuskens, I have the idea at everyone calls them Sand People.
    – user35971
    Oct 20, 2017 at 22:28
  • From looking up Savage, it seems like his face is yellow, not red. Not that that makes Obi-Wan some kind of space nazi or anything.
    – Paul
    Oct 20, 2017 at 23:09
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    @Paul The recording of Savage Obi-Wan sees is blue, hiding Savage's skin tone.
    – Rogue Jedi
    Oct 27, 2017 at 0:31

Tusken Raiders and Dathomirians are humanoid extra terrestrials, so they are not humans, but the Dathomirians do have equal status as humans in the Star Wars universe. But that would just be like mistaking an enemy for a random person you meet. The Tusken Raiders would be like an aggressive Stone Age tribe. The title “Sand People” is very generous. Obi Wan/Ben Kenobi is (drumroll) not speciest.

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