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Old January 10 2013, 05:52 AM   #32
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Re: Is Star Trek Interracially revolutionary?

Sector 7 wrote: View Post
The US military was de-segregated by the 60s and 70s... much sooner than the rest of America. You were fortunate to be the beneficiary of this.
President Harry S. Truman's Executive Order 9981 ordered the integration of the armed forces in 1948, though the Army didn't officially desegregate until three years later.

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What movie was that clip from?
It's from The President's Analyst (1967). I highly recommend it if you haven't seen it -- in some ways it's an amazingly prescient satire. Wait till you see what it has to say about the phone company!
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