Danger Ace wrote:
Hmm, I believe the award was to acknowledge that black men and women were breaking out of stereotypical performances...
I agree with the above. Now explain again how an african-american woman being forced to kiss a white man is breaking out of a stereotype?
<-- brilliant use of an emoticon.
Interesting, your lack of understanding is based on what I think is the only clarion response I gave!
In retrospect, it is man’s nature to analyze history with an emphasis on 'perfection' but it is just messy. People desiring the purity of change make compromises that are later deemed ‘just wrong’.
On the face of it “…how an african-american woman being forced to kiss a white man is breaking out of a stereotype?” is such a paradox. Enslavement in the US includes a history of sexual assault against Black women (and likely men too). In my opinion, the forced kiss between Kirk and Uhura was a subtle introduction to the African-American experience.