Re: Is Star Trek Interracially revolutionary?
Nerys Myk wrote:
20 years ago Southern and Eastern Europeans were not discriminated against, and could hold any position available; but the idea of an ethnic non-Northern European president was questionable. I would think that idea should be shattered today, but earlier American history reveals that ethnicity probably did play a factor. And the idea of a Russian ensign, or maybe any other position including a captain of another ship other than the main ship of a given ST series is not out of the question; but the idea of a Russian star of the show would be in my opinion.
was the Democratic nominee for President in 1988 over 20 years ago. Spiro
Agnew was a heartbeat away from being the President 40 years ago. Mario Cumo
and Rudy Giuliani
have been touted as viable Presidential candidates for decades and Giuliani even ran.
There's never been a law against non Anglo-Saxons/Dutch running for president, but:
“This is an English and Dutch country! Everyone else is here on sufferance,” - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
None of those candidates, no matter how close, actually became
So we're left a little bit in the dark as to how much, if any of that, was at least partially due to non-Northern European
They ran and were viable candidates. Agnew was the Vice President. Dukakis was the nominee of the Democratic Party
. One of two major parties in the USA.
The boring one, the one with Khan, the one where Spock returns, the one with whales, the dumb one, the last one, the one with Kirk, the one with the Borg, the stupid one, the bad one, the new one, the other one with Khan.