original series did it best. . WELL, WHEN I was NINE YEARS . -._. STAR TREK CAME LAW. ' ' -{ED AT IT AND HUME QUICK. THERE' S A BLACK LADY an AND SHE AIN' T no  original series best Uhura black women Star Trek tags
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WELL, WHEN I was NINE YEARS . -._. STAR TREK CAME LAW. ' ' -{ED AT IT AND
HUME QUICK. THERE' S A BLACK LADY an AND SHE AIN' T no MAID!‘ '
I KNEW RIGHT THEN AND THERE I CAULD BE ANYTHING ' WANTED TD BE."
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User avatar #11 - decimatorthebeast (03/15/2014) [-]
I have doubts about this quote...but in other news Star Trek was one of the leading shows to break down the racial divide and was the first show to broadcast an interracial kiss
User avatar #12 to #11 - devilofscience ONLINE (03/15/2014) [-]
I hear famous black people say things like this about Star Trek all the time (you know when they're being interviewed) so I don't doubt it's legit.
User avatar #13 to #12 - decimatorthebeast (03/15/2014) [-]
It sounds partially true...just not sure of the whole thing...maybe it's just the wording they used such as the mum and stuff...I'm probably just being nit picky, sorry guys, im like half awake right now
User avatar #14 to #13 - devilofscience ONLINE (03/15/2014) [-]
Nah I get what you're saying.
#16 to #11 - vytros (03/15/2014) [-]
Neil deGrasse Tyson made podcast interview with the actor (the one above and not Whoopi) about this, and it was actually true, more than true. Google it if you're interested, I'd say it was pretty damn interesting.
User avatar #17 to #16 - decimatorthebeast (03/15/2014) [-]
I certainly will that sounds like it'd be interesting
#18 to #17 - vytros (03/15/2014) [-]
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Actually here it is, I looked it up so people can hear for themselves.
User avatar #30 to #11 - iridium (03/15/2014) [-]
Actually if I remember right, it wasn't the first "interracial kiss", but the first "kiss scene between a black and a white actor". Which is still a pretty big deal.
User avatar #35 to #11 - ivoryhammer (03/16/2014) [-]
Shatner actually rigged the show so that the kiss between him and her would air. When filming the show they made 2 versions, one with the kiss, one without, in case the network wouldn't let them air it. During the scene that committed the kiss Shatner purposefully made silly faces at the camera so they wouldn't use it. I doubt Shatner did this for civil rights, but it's cool nonetheless.
User avatar #22 - flickie (03/15/2014) [-]
I just remember a joke my dad told me when I see her.

Why is Lieutenant Uhura brown?

Because William Shatner.
#27 to #22 - jozvan (03/15/2014) [-]
Thank you for making me smile on this hard day.
#37 to #27 - azsx (03/16/2014) [-]
why is it hard?
#21 - lankyman ONLINE (03/15/2014) [-]
I find Nichelle Nichols insanely attractive
Especially in her evil sports bra in the episode 'Mirror Mirror'.
User avatar #34 to #21 - ivoryhammer (03/16/2014) [-]
Yeah she was really hot in that show, didn't hurt that she wore a mini-dress either.
User avatar #23 to #21 - cubanwhiteman (03/15/2014) [-]
Why is it evil?
#29 to #23 - lankyman ONLINE (03/15/2014) [-]
If you havent watched the Original Star Trek before, I recommend that episode.
Kirk, Uhura, Bones and Scotty accidentally switch places with their alter egos in a dystopian version of their universe, basically a Space Reich

The episode is also known to many as, the one were Evil Spock has an eviller goatee OBSERVE!!!
User avatar #25 to #23 - nibbero (03/15/2014) [-]
Because she's wearing it.
User avatar #3 - theannoyingFJguy (03/15/2014) [-]
level 2 maid
User avatar #31 - thatguyontheright ONLINE (03/15/2014) [-]
Star Trek is pretty unrealistic.

They let an Asian man drive, a Russian shoot, a Black woman talk on the phone, and a Jewish guy command...it's a wonder they got anywhere.
#1 - justthisonceiguess (03/15/2014) [-]
I fail to believe this is an accurate quote, via the "Mum". No one in America calls their mom that.
User avatar #26 to #1 - vatra (03/15/2014) [-]
My best friend does. All her family has been American for like 5 generations.
User avatar #28 to #1 - scootalooisyourgod (03/15/2014) [-]
I've seen the quote before this and it was spelled "Mom" so I think the person who captioned the picture probably was from the UK (I'm american so I dunno much difference between UK, England and Britain) and tweaked it so people from the same place as him could understand it a little better I guess.
User avatar #49 to #1 - baaltomekk (03/16/2014) [-]
No one? You are possitive, that there was not a single person in the USA from 1966 that called their Mom "Mum"?
User avatar #59 to #1 - elcreepo (03/16/2014) [-]
I know people who do.

You must be white.
User avatar #60 to #59 - justthisonceiguess (03/16/2014) [-]
Well, that's a pretty wild guess, isn't it? Too bad it's wrong.
User avatar #61 to #60 - elcreepo (03/16/2014) [-]
Pics or gtfo.
User avatar #63 to #61 - justthisonceiguess (03/16/2014) [-]
Hahaha, no. I've never posted a picture of myself online, and I don't plan to start now.
#52 to #1 - John Cena (03/16/2014) [-]
It's most likely inaccurate, but not for the reason you believe.

Consider this: Whoopi was born in 1955, at nine years old the year would be 1964. Startrek aired its first episode in 1966.



#6 to #1 - mohawkwarrior (03/15/2014) [-]
Plenty of people in America used to say mum. You are just too damn young to remember. It was even more common among the uneducated families or 'races of color.'
User avatar #5 to #1 - hudis ONLINE (03/15/2014) [-]
But plenty of non-Americans spell it like that, so it could be that she said it in an interview or something and a non-American captioned the picture.
User avatar #48 to #5 - justthisonceiguess (03/16/2014) [-]
Hence an inaccuracy.
User avatar #51 to #48 - hudis ONLINE (03/16/2014) [-]
I don't really hear -that- much of a difference between mum and mom, to be honest. Regardless, even when there is a sharp difference, it's still the same word.
User avatar #54 to #51 - justthisonceiguess (03/16/2014) [-]
No one's arguing that it's not the same meaning, just different colloquialisms. And one that an American is not very likely at all to say.
User avatar #55 to #54 - hudis ONLINE (03/16/2014) [-]
So Americans don't say 'mom'? It's just a different pronounciation of the same word to me, like flavor and flavour.
User avatar #56 to #55 - justthisonceiguess (03/16/2014) [-]
******* hell, man, I said it IS the same word, just different colloquialisms. Look, it boils down to this... I highly doubt she said "mum". Hence, inaccuracy. I'm married to a Brit and she's dying for our kid to start saying "Mum" instead of "Mom". Trust me, there is a difference. A stupid difference, perhaps, but it's there.
User avatar #62 to #56 - hudis ONLINE (03/16/2014) [-]
Fair enough. I just don't see how it's an inaccuracy when it's written in text. It'd be different if, say, someone made an impression of Whoopi Goldberg in this context and put on an English accent. That said, it seems that you and I simply see it differently. If I wrote the quote, I would use mum as well because I always write with British spelling no matter if it's about something an American or a Brit has said - and I'm not even British. So, y'know, if whoever captioned the image is a Brit and has written 'mum' his/her whole life and heard you saying it's an inaccuracy, it might just be the strangest thing they've ever heard.

Not trying to start an argument, just explaining my reasoning.
User avatar #65 to #62 - justthisonceiguess (03/16/2014) [-]
Fair enough. But I've honestly never heard a single American refer to their mom as "mum" other than **************** white rich children in television shows who also say "Fathah" or "Pahpah", and I've lived here 33 years.
#58 - pippysfleas (03/16/2014) [-]
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#67 - weirddark (03/16/2014) [-]
Damn right you can
User avatar #15 - SonicConscript (03/15/2014) [-]
www.npr.org/2011/01/17/132942461/Star-Treks-Uhura-Reflects-On-MLK-Encounter

Nichelle on NPR states that Whoopi, when working on Star Trek, came up to her and told her this same phrase.
User avatar #20 - theguywhoaskswhy (03/15/2014) [-]
"Well I'm going to leave star trek because I've had an offer to- - -"
"YOU CANNOT. YOU CANNOT. Don't you understand what this man has achieved? For the first time on television we will be seen as we should be seen every day. As intelligent, qualified, beautiful [...] sing, dance, who can go into space. Who can be lawyers, who can be doctors, who can be teachers, who can be professors. Who we are in this day and yet is not seen on television... Until now."
- Nichelle Nichols discussing her leaving the show with Martin Luther King.
User avatar #47 to #20 - ryanfitzy (03/16/2014) [-]
yes yes...we've all seen Comic Book Men's latest episode..
User avatar #72 to #47 - theguywhoaskswhy (03/16/2014) [-]
Um... I don't know what that is but I got it from here - www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSq_UIuxba8
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User avatar #41 to #32 - coolalliki (03/16/2014) [-]
60's
Nine year old
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YOU'RE A TOWEL
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User avatar #38 to #32 - Scarsac (03/16/2014) [-]
you just called a nine year old a weak piece of **** ... just so you know
User avatar #44 to #38 - deezknuts (03/16/2014) [-]
**** YOU ******* IM GOING HOME


*runs home*
*cries*
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User avatar #2 - hellomynameisbill ONLINE (03/15/2014) [-]
What's wrong with being a maid?
you literally get paid to do household chores.
If you were to work in 5 star accommodation or for a rich person, you'd get a **** ton of money for being organised.
User avatar #74 to #2 - minorian (03/17/2014) [-]
She's referring to the fact that Uhura was the first black character in ANY big movie who didn't play a servant.
User avatar #33 to #2 - danzoshimura (03/16/2014) [-]
What is wrong with being a prostitute? You literally get paid to have sex.
User avatar #36 to #33 - hellomynameisbill ONLINE (03/16/2014) [-]
answer me that exact question
User avatar #50 to #36 - danzoshimura (03/16/2014) [-]
It's degrading.
User avatar #53 to #50 - mechaemperor (03/16/2014) [-]
It's only degrading when:
>You don't want to do it
>You think it is

Whores and maids do society a great service, by thinking it's degrading you're making it degrading.
User avatar #9 to #2 - caocao (03/15/2014) [-]
You also have to clean a stranger's toilet and then do chores in your own home too. And chances are that you won't be working for any rich people or 5 star accommodations ever and your pay will be pretty **** compared to other jobs.
#7 to #2 - kingthatcrawls (03/15/2014) [-]
Because it's restricting. It's like being born white meant you had to work at McDonald's and only McDonald's. No matter how smart, or athletic you were you were stuck as a fry cook.
It's like saying, "You literally get paid to cook food.
#19 to #2 - John Cena (03/15/2014) [-]
Nothing wrong with being a maid NOW.
But back before the civil rights movement you can bet you wouldn't get a " ******* " of money for being organized.
The point wasn't/isn't being a maid. The point is people believing that all *insert racial political or whatever group here* were good for, could do or should do, was menial work, and seeing that reinforced right down to the stories told on television can be incredibly disheartening. So seeing someone in a higher position even if it's just on TV can be incredibly empowering if you've never seen it before.
User avatar #4 to #2 - iforgotmyothername (03/15/2014) [-]
pretty sure what they are referring to is the fact that for years black people were labelled servants, and seeing one that was 'equal' was amazing
User avatar #73 to #4 - minorian (03/17/2014) [-]
She's referring to the fact that Uhura was the first black character in ANY big movie that didn't play a servant.
User avatar #75 to #73 - iforgotmyothername (03/17/2014) [-]
which is pretty much exactly what i said? but okay
User avatar #76 to #75 - minorian (03/17/2014) [-]
Man, that's probably true. I can be dumb as **** when I'm stoned, sorry. I didn't want to be a douche.
User avatar #77 - macarenaoftime (04/29/2014) [-]
i think my favorite star trek story is that NIchelle Nichols was actually considering quitting the show and MLK talked her into staying
User avatar #71 - kommandantvideo (03/16/2014) [-]
Except Whoopi Goldberg (Caryn Johnson) is from the US, so this story is fake. because people in the US don't say mum.

Also a fun fact, I am currently being taught by a person who taught Caryn Johnson. I'm a beast
User avatar #70 - istoleyoursoxs (03/16/2014) [-]
When William Shatner (Kirk) kissed Uhura, he was the first white man to kiss a black woman on TV
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#46 - Boggy (03/16/2014) [-]
I swear a fact I will remember till the day I die is that her name on the show (Uhura) came from the swahili (bear with me for mistakes this was couple of years ago when I got bored in history and read through a Civil Rights Movement textbook) "uhuru" which means free or freedom or something related. Star trek also had the first interracial kiss on tv between Uhura and Kirk (if my memory serves me well). TLR = Star trek is a cool guy and doesn't afraid of anything.
I swear a fact I will remember till the day I die is that her name on the show (Uhura) came from the swahili (bear with me for mistakes this was couple of years ago when I got bored in history and read through a Civil Rights Movement textbook) "uhuru" which means free or freedom or something related. Star trek also had the first interracial kiss on tv between Uhura and Kirk (if my memory serves me well). TLR = Star trek is a cool guy and doesn't afraid of anything.
User avatar #66 to #46 - jamessevensix (03/16/2014) [-]
I speak Kiswahili...well not as well as I did when I lived in Kenya years ago but her name does in fact mean freedom. Although, the word likely came from the Kikuyu tribe, which was the primary tribe that fought the British for independence in what was known as he "mau mau" rebellion. Mau means run, and when when protesters would see the British police show up they would yell, "Mau Mau".

so in reality, Star Trek was not just ahead of it's time with this character but her name was taken from the Mau Mau rebellion, which had just occurred not more than 5 years prior to Trek going on TV...basically they were supporting the Kenyans fight for freedom from oppression, which was a pretty ballsy statement to make at that time.
#8 - John Cena (03/15/2014) [-]
Would be interesting if true; I liked Goldberg's guest role on TNG
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