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Old July 23 2009, 05:05 PM   #552
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Re: Opinions on Chakotay & Seven

AuntKate wrote: View Post
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Me personally, I have to wonder. If you don't recognize blanent messages of racism in a TV show, would you recognize them in real life or be just as oblivious?
Remember that in 1968, cities were on fire because of racial tension. Rather than take such a volatile subject on directly, Star Trek addressed it indirectly. It only works if people recognize the connection, of course. Those who didn't recognize the negative results of discrimination in 1969 had to be living with their heads buried in the sand. You didn't need a TV show to illustrate it; the Nightly News did an excellent job.
As an African American male didn't require the nightly news to experance or be aware of such things, as a minority you live and deal with racism, bigorty and prejudice on a regular basis. I feel sorry for those that don't understand such things that happen in the world(..and issues like this often in front of their faces)and still require the nightly news to explain such things to them. This is why racism & prejudice still exist, it's because people choose to be blind of things happening right outside their own front door. Racism wasn't new in 1968 and it's not new not much different in 2009 either. That fact that some can be so unaware on a issue that predates them is very sad.
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