George Takei: Of Course Trump Is Wrong — Problem Is, He's Dangerous

Stereotypes have consequences, especially when they're reinforced by loudmouths like Donald Trump.

"Prior to the Second World War, the Asians were depicted as inscrutable, vicious, cunning, and every minority group has been characterized by stereotypes and that's been perpetuated by the media, whether it be television, movies, radio, comic books, all these various forms have strengthened those stereotypes."

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George Takei: America, You've Come a Long Way, Baby

The actor and activist dishes on same-sex marriage and the historical precedent for granting additional freedoms to the oppressed and disenfranchised.

"Equality granted to the LGBT community is in that American tradition of expanding equality to more and more people," says actor and social activist George Takei. Anyone who claims same-sex marriage is un-American fails to recognize the historical precedent for granting freedoms to the oppressed and disenfranchised. The idea that "all men are created equal" becomes truer and truer as this country continues to develop and grow.

An Interracial Kiss Nearly Sank 'Star Trek.' Then George Takei Brought Up Homosexuality.

Also: Hear the powerful story behind how Mister Sulu got his name.

Actor, activist, prolific meme-generator, and cultural icon George Takei graces Big Think with his presence today in this powerful five-minute clip. Takei explores Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's ambitious and progressive vision for the future: "Roddenberry felt that the Enterprise was a metaphor for starship Earth and the strength of this starship lay in its diversity."

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