Thank you for linking this NPR interview. People my age didn't grow up in the great civil rights movement and today real racism seems rather rare. To most of us, seeing Uhura on the bridge of the Enterprise in a position of authority isn't a big deal. It doesn't even register that a female, much less a dark skinned one, is sitting in that chair with a lot of responsibility. It's important to remember that the 1960s was only 50 years ago.
As an aside - and please don't take this as a personal attack, because it isn't - whenever I hear the phrase "Military-Industrial Complex" I always hear it in some hippie's voice and add a "DUDE!" or "MAN!" onto the end.
Update: The Boston Police Dept. says 2 people have died and 23 are injured. News conference scheduled for 4:30 ET.
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