By Jamal Whiteman
The National White Alliance is up in arms about the trailer for “Star Trek: Discovery,” the latest installment in the long-running “Star Trek” franchise.
The National White Alliance was upset at the lack of white men in the trailer which mainly features actresses Michelle Yeoh, who is Asian, and series star Sonequa Martin-Green, who is black.
“I find it hard to believe that white men are not in leadership positions in the future,” said Brian Blanc, president of the National White Alliance. “White men have always been in prominent roles throughout history, whether its Jesus Christ or Abraham Lincoln. This is another example of liberal Hollywood engaging in white genocide.”
The National White Alliance wasn’t the only group upset at the “Star Trek: Discovery” trailer. The website NextShark published a list of social media comments accusing Hollywood of being political correct.
“Hmm, a black woman captain … Yea, I think I’ll pass. Nice job on political correctness ruining star trek,” said Rick Jackseson on Facebook.
However, three of the five “Star Trek” series have featured white males as leads. “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager” featured a black male and a white woman as leads, respectively.
“Star Trek” prides itself on being progressive thinking and putting forward a more diverse vision of the future. The original series was famous for having a diverse cast and featuring the first interracial kiss between William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols.