Published on December 14th, 2000 02:29 PM
Years ago, someone told me Star Trek was racist.
This, of course, stunned me. The original series broke down barriers. It dealt with racism. The Next Generation series dealt with issues too, and . . .
No, said this person, the racism was directed towards aliens, many of whom were stereotypical in some way. Humans were diverse, aliens were very much alike, in this persons opinion, each having a set of stereotypical qualities. In short, stereotyped by the writers the way some people may stereotype ethnic groups.