Today there will be thousands of articles and blog post written to honor Dr. King. But how many will be written from the angle of civil rights and science fiction? You will only get that here on AAreports.
I decided to combine my love of black history with my love of sci fi to come at the King Holiday from a different point of view.
Dr. King wanted opportunity for all and oddly enough in science fiction African Americans have been put in leadership positions with hardly a blink of an eye. And I'm just not talking about in those bad movies that come on the SyFy channel either.
Now first off this will be the first and last mention of anything Star Wars. Yes there was Lando Calrissian but he was only included after a few black people wondered aloud why there were no black people in space. And we wont even mention the whole Jar Jar Binks thing.
Yeah he was in command in the of a space station in the middle of no where, but he was in command.
Hey even the original Battle Star Galatica had a black man in a command position. That would be Colonel Tigh. Yes like Uhura he never got to do much but dammit he was a colonel.
There have even been a few black presidents in big time studio movies.
You had Tiny Lister, yes that Tiny Lister as president in "The Fifth Element"
Then there was Morgan Freeman as president in Deep Impact. There is no one as reassuring as Morgan Freeman telling you that we are all going to die but don't worry about it.
Now yes there is a pattern of a black man being president when everything is going to $%^& but is that much different from the circumstances President Obama came in under?