Monday, January 17, 2011

Geekly Weekly: Rainbow Coalition

Today is MLK day in the USA. What could possibly be geeky about that? Well in the Star Trek universe, during a time when black and white people could not sit together in a restaurant, Lieutenant Uhura, a black woman, served side by side with men of many ethnicities and extraterrestrial birth. She even rose through the ranks to become a Commander in the films. Roddenberry saw the future filled with equal rights. Just watch out for the apes and the robots; they will be looking for their rights next, and we all know how that turns out!

a note for those that may not know: the Rainbow Coalition is an organization headed by Rev. Jesse Jackson, supporting diversity peace and justice around the world

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