Re: How could Archers Racism have been better handled
^ Exactly. Archer wasn't prejudiced against Vulcans for who they are - if he were, he wouldn't have been able to serve with T'Pol for so long. He was pissed at them for specific actions that they carried out: restricting Earth's technological development and holding back Earth's expansion into space. That's not racism - it's TRUTH.
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