White Genocide In Space!

Oh, the moans! The whines! The cries of the incredibly privileged white dudes! Will no one think of the bros? I can answer that one: No. You’re free to fuck off and not watch the new Trek, which, horror of horrors, is not stuffed to the starship ceiling with white men.

The new series Star Trek Discovery stars Asian actress Michelle Yeoh as the ship’s captain and black actress Sonequa Martin-Green as her first officer — and this has caused some Trekkies to fret about the lack of white men in charge.

While the overall reaction to the new Star Trek trailer has been positive — although there are the usual complaints from Star Trek fans about continuity errors — one group of fans is particularly upset about the show’s diverse cast of characters.

As both Heat Street and Daily Kos point out, the series’ YouTube page has been bombarded by comments labeling the show a “SJW” plot aimed at shoving “political correctness,” “forced diversity,” and even “cultural Marxism” down viewers’ throats.

Additionally, some angry Twitter users have even proclaimed that the show’s diverse cast is evidence of a “white genocide” conspiracy aimed at eliminating the white race from the face of the Earth.

Trailer from here.

Hee. Oh my, it’s a day to get drunk on tears. Via Raw Story.


  1. Siobhan says

    Lately I’ve been getting my show recommendations from the dudebro outrage-o-sphere. Anything that pisses them off is in my estimate a good place to start.

  2. kestrel says

    Well, I guess the new show is following in the footsteps of the original. There were howls of outrage for the original because GASP a black ***woman*** was ON THE BRIDGE. And there was a RUSSIAN! And an ALIEN!!!

    So yeah. Just a normal day on planet America. (Because no where else, exists… right?)

  3. Saad says

    If people are snowflakes for being triggered by descriptions of rape, transphobia, racism, etc, then what does that make dudebros who get upset over movie casting? Water vapor?

    I hope they keep this up for Star Wars and for big movie franchises in general.

  4. Saad says

    Me, #4

    …Star Wars…

    Okay, I promise that was a typo and not one of those snide digs at Star Trek fans.

  5. says

    Ah, yes…the panic that sets in as mainstream American culture absorbs three demographic realities: (1) most people are women or girls; (2) most people are (South- or East-) Asian; and (3) there are (probably) more black people than white people in the world. The world does not resemble a Rotary Club meeting in Terre Haute, Indiana. Who knew?

  6. rq says

    Ooooh, that looks gooood. I’m gonna make sure to watch it for fun and for the tears. And while I wait for the next Expanse.

    Like others here, I’ve found dudebro recommendations to be excellent sources of entertainment.
    I just hope this one is kid-friendly.

  7. says

    I have never seen Star-Trek, but I am somewhat for inexpicable reasons drawn towards this one. I liked the trailer.

  8. jimb says

    FFS. I literally do not understand this.

    rq @ 8:

    And while I wait for the next Expanse.

    Impatiently, in my case. :-)

  9. Raucous Indignation says

    @5 Saad It’s okay. Please make as many digs about Space War Trek Star as you’d like.

  10. says

    …Star Wars…

    Valid, though. The dudebro hegemony spent months pooping their pampers over Finn and Rey in ‘The Force Awakens’, too.

  11. Allison says

    Additionally, some angry Twitter users have even proclaimed that the show’s diverse cast is evidence of a “white genocide” conspiracy aimed at eliminating the white race from the face of the Earth.

    Hmm. Now that they mention it, maybe that’s not a bad idea, you know? I mean, given that almost all of the people causing the problems are cis het white males…..

  12. says

    You should have heard my mom talk about white women. I was too young to remember much before we stopped shopping at the nearest town.

  13. Tethys says

    Oh dear, I guess they aren’t going to go see Wonder Woman because it features too much politically correct Nazi punching? I am happy to see that there are just as many SF fans who are mocking them for whinging about diversity in Star Trek. Captain Janeway and 7 of STV were clearly pushing a cultural marxism narrative in between fighting the Borg. Objection noted dudebros

  14. says

    @Saad — No worries! There was a subset of Warsies that flipped shit over having people of color and *gasp* women in starring roles. It’s not so much the specific fandom, it’s that there are white males in every fandom who can’t quite grok that not everything is about them. I’ve run into them in Whovian spaces, Trekkie spaces, name a fandom, they’re everywhere.

  15. Dunc says

    Captain Janeway and 7 of STV were clearly pushing a cultural marxism narrative in between fighting the Borg.

    Not to mention the many explicit discussions of racism in Deep Space 9… These people need to be strapped to chairs, Clockwork Orange style, and forced to watch Far Beyond the Stars until the message sinks in.

  16. says

    Yes, the horrible idea that in a far away future white dudes might not just be a global minority as they actually are, but also socially and politically. Almost as if being marginalised was a bad thing.
    Only of course they think that being equal actually means oppression*.

    The dudebro manifesto:
    1. I am not racist, sexist or any other bad word.
    2. I believe in merit. The person who is best qualified should get the job.
    3. The PoC/Woman/WoC/… who won/got that job only got it because of diversity political correctness. White dudes always get things because they’re the best.
    4. See 1.

  17. StevoR says

    This SF fan who started watching Star Trek back when The Next Gen first came out thinks those who are complaining about women & diversity on the bridge have kinda missed the whole main point of the Rodenberry’s original vision.

    As this article notes as well :


    That last line pretty much nails it really.

    Also somewhat famously, one of -- if not the -- first interracial kiss on TV was famously Uhura & Kirk back in the late 1960’s (actually 1968 see

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirk_and_Uhura%27s_kiss _

    Back when that was seen as scandalous and wrong in some quarters as equal marriage is now. So ..progress, maybe in some areas anyhow?

    Wonder if they’ll have any LGBTQI characters especially heroes in this new movie too? Hope so, and bout time there was..

    Looking forward to seeing this new series /movie.

  18. Saad says

    WMDKitty, #25

    That was THE first interracial kiss on television

    Maybe in America. The British show Emergency Ward 10 beat it by a few years.

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