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Old June 4 2014, 02:13 PM   #46
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Re: The racist legacy of Star Trek

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I was sort of surprised to find that Afrika Bambaata is a real person, so if the post is mimicking his style it's lost on me because I'd never heard of him before.
Who is he?
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Old June 4 2014, 02:14 PM   #47
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Re: The racist legacy of Star Trek

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I was sort of surprised to find that Afrika Bambaata is a real person, so if the post is mimicking his style it's lost on me because I'd never heard of him before.
Who is he?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrika_Bambaataa

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Old June 4 2014, 02:37 PM   #48
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Re: The racist legacy of Star Trek

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I was sort of surprised to find that Afrika Bambaata is a real person, so if the post is mimicking his style it's lost on me because I'd never heard of him before.
Who is he?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrika_Bambaataa
I don't get it. How is the OP's post supposed to be related, other than the name. I feel like I'm missing something.
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Old June 4 2014, 02:41 PM   #49
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Re: The racist legacy of Star Trek

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Who is he?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrika_Bambaataa
I don't get it. How is the OP's post supposed to be related, other than the name. I feel like I'm missing something.
I couldn't begin to guess the connection.
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Old June 4 2014, 02:45 PM   #50
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Re: The racist legacy of Star Trek

Well don't ask me, I already said I never heard of that Afrika guy.

But wouldn't it be funny if it was really him.
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Old June 4 2014, 03:02 PM   #51
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Re: The racist legacy of Star Trek

Seeing as the OP has not commented again on this thread, I do wonder about their purpose and goals.
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Old June 4 2014, 03:03 PM   #52
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Seeing as the OP has not commented again on this thread, I do wonder about their purpose and goals.
That might not have been a serious post? I am shocked, shocked, I say!
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Old June 4 2014, 03:05 PM   #53
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Later, after failing his “master”, Winfield’s character kills himself in shame for failing to serve the commands of his white master.
The topic itself is certainly worth discussion, but when you post things that are obviously false, it seems somewhat dubious...

This is not at all what happened in the film.
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Old June 4 2014, 03:05 PM   #54
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There have been a few recent newbies making some interesting posts the past couple of days.
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Old June 4 2014, 03:09 PM   #55
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Seeing as the OP has not commented again on this thread, I do wonder about their purpose and goals.
Post Count: 1

I'm sure you can do the math.
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Old June 4 2014, 03:14 PM   #56
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Re: The racist legacy of Star Trek

Well, if it's a drive-by so be it. But in case this gentleman should come back:

Afrika Bambaata wrote: View Post
Some people may not realize this but Star Trek is a racist program when it comes to people of African descent. And who created Star Trek? A white man did so this is no surprise.

We shall review the facts
Let's maybe review the attitudes we're bringing to the facts first, shall we?



I'm not going point by point here, because I think a couple of examples should suffice:





Now, for the sake of my blood pressure, I'm not going to get into what you have to say about TNG, Worf and Geordie except to say that if your perspectives on the characters covered above are distorted and inaccurate, there you're off base enough to be actually offensive.

My advice would be: regroup, rethink, and above all read. By which I mean seek out history (of both society in general and Trek specifically) that isn't coming from a narrow niche on the political spectrum. I'm always glad to see people reaching for thoughtfulness on race issues but... this outing is a bit of a fail, unfortunately.
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Old June 4 2014, 03:22 PM   #57
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Plus or minus a likely apocryphal story about Nichelle Nichols and Martin Luther King -- what BigJake said.
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Old June 4 2014, 03:48 PM   #58
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Seeing as the OP has not commented again on this thread, I do wonder about their purpose and goals.
Post Count: 1

I'm sure you can do the math.

Which is why I suggested he might be trolling.
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Old June 4 2014, 03:57 PM   #59
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And the opening scene in Kevin Smith's "Chasing Amy" featuring Hooper-X addresses this issue in a remarkable way (it's a must-see - and apparently was the inspiration for the OP and Locutus...)
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Old June 4 2014, 03:59 PM   #60
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Re: The racist legacy of Star Trek

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Plus or minus a likely apocryphal story about Nichelle Nichols and Martin Luther King -- what BigJake said.
At this point I really don't care if that MLK/Nichelle thing even happened. The point is she did get to play the part, and did it well. Let her embellish the retelling of it all she wants.
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