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Old 05-14-2008, 06:03 AM
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I am curious why there have not been any latino crew members. We currently comprise of 885 million (13%) people in the world, but account for less than 1% of the crew. In the US, we are a population of 40 million (11%). I hope we make the next movie.

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Old 05-14-2008, 06:07 AM
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I am curious why there have not been any latino crew members. We currently comprise of 885 million (13%) people in the world, but account for less than 1% of the crew. In the US, we are a population of 40 million (11%). I hope we make the next movie.

Sincerely,
Dave (Latino)
Good question!

BTW-Welcome to the Forum!!

Heck, I used to ask the same question of African American officers. Why did they die 3 mins itno a program, until DS9 came along?

Robert Beltran is a Latino, he was playing a Native American, but heck, most Native Americans in North and South America are Latino too by default...lol.

Here's a link that talks a little about racial diversity in Trek.

http://www.adherents.com/lit/startrek.html
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Old 05-14-2008, 07:55 AM
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Enrique Muniz on DS9 was a favorite supporting character at least. I hated when he was killed but at least it was the focus of the story, not just another Redshirt death.
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Muñiz, O'Brien's engineering protegee, the fist guy to ever speak a lick of Spanish in all of Star Trek.

There was also Torres from "Encounter at Farpoint"
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There's also no Germans, Australians, Italians, Croatians, Swedes, Icelandic/Nordic, Canadian, Pacific Islander, Inuit...

Get it?

whaaa, there's never been a character from Maine. They're discriminating!
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There's also no Germans, Australians, Italians, Croatians, Swedes, Icelandic/Nordic, Canadian, Pacific Islander, Inuit...

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whaaa, there's never been a character from Maine. They're discriminating!
There was a Pacific Islander, on DS9 at DAX's pre-wedding party the Male dancer with the fire stick was a officer on one of the passing ships

One down, many to go
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:13 AM
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There's also no Germans, Australians, Italians, Croatians, Swedes, Icelandic/Nordic, Canadian, Pacific Islander, Inuit...

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whaaa, there's never been a character from Maine. They're discriminating!
Actually Lt. Kyle was Aussie

There was a German named geologist in TOS, in the Episode "That which Survives"

Actually a few Italian names bouced around on the ENT's PA system in the various series.

I;ve seen soem back ground charaters who could very easily have been Icelandic/Nordic, Canadian, Pacific Islander.

After living in Alaska for 20 years most Inuit don't want to wonder far from home.

Lily thought the Borg might be Sweedish when Picard called the race by name ("Sounds Sweedish.")
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There's also no Germans, Australians, Italians, Croatians, Swedes, Icelandic/Nordic, Canadian, Pacific Islander, Inuit...

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whaaa, there's never been a character from Maine. They're discriminating!
This little remark holds no water. The term "Latino" refers to a racial background that encompasses people from many, many, many countries. From Mexico all the way through south america, puerto rico, cuba, etc. What you refer to are nationalities.

My family is latino. I don't really use the word "latino", I prefer Hispanic, but you get the point. My father's father looked as white as any caucasion, he had light hair and blue eyes. My lineage can be traced to families from Spain that immigrated to the southwest before New Mexico was a state. My mother's father was a bit darker and had black hair. I am in between. My sisters are so "fair" skinned they can't stay in the sun very long. I would consider myself "Latino" when refering to the normaly accepted definition of the word.

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There's also no Germans, Australians, Italians, Croatians, Swedes, Icelandic/Nordic, Canadian, Pacific Islander, Inuit...

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whaaa, there's never been a character from Maine. They're discriminating!
Did anyone say Trek was discriminating? I think the point is Latinos are under represented in Trek. I always had a small feeling they were, but never braught it up or discussed it with my friends because I attributed it to the fact Trek can only pick from pools of what they consider to be qualified actors. I don't want Latinos just thrown in for the sake of it.
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:27 AM
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Did anyone say Trek was discriminating? I think the point is Latinos are under represented in Trek. I always had a small feeling they were, but never braught it up or discussed it with my friends because I attributed it to the fact Trek can only pick from pools of what they consider to be qualified actors. I don't want Latinos just thrown in for the sake of it.
So don't mess with the Hispanic/Latino MrQ1701, his Phaser is allways on kill!!

(Just teasing you freind!!)
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