Analysis: The Tropes of Women of Color in Sci-Fi – Special – Nyota Uhura (Part 2)

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In the first part of the analysis, I looked at the eight most important appearances of the Uhura character in the movie and gave some initial thoughts regarding those appearances.  I have read commentary that looks to defend Uhura as she is portrayed in Star Trek (2009).  While I can appreciate the spirit in which Uhura is defended, I hope to list below why I do not generally agree with most of the defenses offered for her.

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