Re: Was I the only one who disliked Far Beyond the Stars?
I hope Bad thoughts
corrects me here if I'm wrong, but I think his point is the episode deals with a lot more besides the characters being black. The issues could be applied to any racial or cultural group that is systematically persecuted or denied rights of other citizens. Star Trek often presented its moral statements in ways that are obvious on the surface, but with deeper meanings.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)