Thank You Gene Roddenberry! "Black/White Face" vs "White/Black" face. Offended yet?

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  1. inthefrey

    inthefrey Moved on...

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    A LONG WHILE back, (3rd season - 70th episode of Star Trek TOS) Gene Roddenberry went after the Taboo issue of RACE in an episode titled, Let That Be Your Last Battlefield. Well, for any die hard trek fan, you know the synopsis but, for those who don't, I'll post a link.

    https://memory-beta.fandom.com/wiki/Let_That_Be_Your_Last_Battlefield

    In light of the recent "outcry" over the wearing of BLACK FACE, I Just watched this profound and visionary episode, 40 years later. We should pause a moment and realize how completely pointless all of this is skin color nonsense is and move on...
    Let_That_Be_Your_Last_Battlefield.jpg
     
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    So there has been a "recent outcry" over black face? I don't suppose any liberal organization was involved or that it was intended to be political in any way.
     
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    I remember watching the ST episode when it first ran, and thinking of Frank Gorshin not in Black/White, but in green, as the Riddler, covered by question marks ...
     
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    If a black person wore whiteface, would that be racist? Somehow, I think not.
     
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    It would also not serve a political agenda.
     
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    Will Smith took heat for playing a genie in Alladin. The thought process was it should have gone to someone of Arab descent. He. Was. A. Genie.
     
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    I wish someone would just say "Yeh, back in 73 I wore blackface to a costume party. I was like a vaudeville character of roaring 20's. I had a great time at the party, so what?"
     
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    Sadly few Democrats can understand the message?..
    They keep spewing hate. Thing is most conservatives feel sorry for Democrats. It's the Democrats who the majority scream, attack, encourage violence. Other then a few mentally defective people who said they were conservative, hurt, killed others. (And were immediately condemned by conservative leaders)
     
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    michael_b Elementary, my dear Watson.

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    Nope, but utterly hilarious.

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    I had no problems with it, but I did admire the acting, comedy, and especially the make up.


    Blacks have been some of the world's best entertainers for decades on end. You know what is said about imitation and flattery....

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    Couldn't pass up another chance to play the race card, question is who got blamed for being a "racist" maybe a white director or "the establishment" etc.
     
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    Roddenberry also had the first interracial kiss on TV, between Uhura and Kirk.
     
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    We could move on, but the democrats need racial division.
     
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    What about brown or latte colored face?
     
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    I am amazed how far we regressed during the Obamma yrs. I actually thought things would improve for everyone. Boy was I wrong.

    I know it's stupid to expect much from a politician. I should have known better from what I heard about him..
     
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