Then’s Lt. Uhuru and now’s Officer Dualla: Sisters, still answering the phone in the future after all this time. Is this like nursing where almost all the switchboard operators are black and they get together and gossip about the white folks on break?
Who new segregation would STILL be a problem millions of years in the future?
Once you get past the arrogance of humans assuming we’re going to last that long, sci-fi is really an enjoyable medium, one of my favorite in fact. I loved Star Trek (crappy 70s and brilliant Next Gen). I’m getting into the new Battlestar Gallactica. I love anything with a cyborg in it (save “Universal Soldier.”) I even like Japanese anime (futuristic, dreamy, erotic, Hitchcockian, robotic or apocalyptic please — or all those things at once. Fuck a Dragonball).
But when it comes to black people and the future the baddest mo fo we have are Lando and Worf and one of those two is not supposed to be a “black” guy (although he is a “black” Klingon). And as hard as I stan for some Michael Dorn doing some sacrificial bloodletting at his own wedding, I’m still wondering why we, as brown people, haven’t made to the future when we vastly out number our European homies?
I mean … shouldn’t the future be more … brown?
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