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Old June 4 2014, 07:16 AM   #5
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Re: The racist legacy of Star Trek

^ And Admiral Morrow from ST III.

Afrika Bambaata wrote: View Post
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The first Star Trek film released in 1979 features no new African characters which is odd considering that by the 23rd Century there will be over 6 billion Africans on Earth and less than a billion white people. Yet the Enterprise crew appears to 99.9% white.
Call back when you actually remember the rec room scene.

An African Starfleet captain played by the late Paul Winfield is captured by an evil white man and controlled like house slave with an alien slug placed in his brain. Later, after failing his “master”, Winfield’s character kills himself in shame for failing to serve the commands of his white master.
Uh, no, Terrell sacrifices his own life rather than murder fellow Starfleet officers. And hardly does so in shame; more like, he's proud to give his life in the line of duty.

Star Trek: The Voyage Home – We learn in this film that the Federation of Planets (which is supposed to be diverse union of many races) is led by a white alien.
I would hardly describe Ra-ghoratreii as a "white alien". His hair, maybe, but that'd be it.

The series begins with an evil pale alien creature refusing to help Sisko save his wife but at the end of the series it turns out his character is not really African at all but some kind of alien puppet whose fate is controlled by beings who appear to be white women.
Star Trek: Insurrection – In this Star Trek film, the Enterprise comes across and defends an all-white race who are being attacked by a darker skin tone people.
The Bajoran Prophets as "white women"? Son'a as "darker skin tone people"?

Put your eye doctor on danger money. NOW.

Star Trek: Nemesis - At the end of this film, Picard selects another white male to be his First Officer.
In a deleted scene which, therefore, isn't canon.
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