Eek, it probably was Fusion (I blame creeping senility).
Nah, I think your memory is biased into only remembering episodes with Steven Culp in them.
Is it that obvious?
But seriously - I agree, NeedsOfTheMany
, the whole series is about overcoming prejudice. And that's kinda how our current society will need to change (more than ending disease or poverty, as those will likely be byproducts of this) in order to, eventually, get to Gene's vision and to how TOS was (at least within the ship). In TOS, Uhura tells Lincoln that the word "negress" doesn't bother her, that it's just a word. That's a far cry from how we act these days.