SyFy Sistas 2.02: Critical Race Theory in Star Trek with Dr. Crystal Fleming

CRT from DS9 to Disco

The SyFy Sistas sit down with Dr. Crystal Fleming, a critical race sociologist, author of three books and an internationally recognized expert on racism and antiracism. Her work empowers people of all backgrounds to become change agents and dismantle white supremacy. Our conversation ranges from Black Respectability politics to the myth of Utopia in the Star Trek universe, to our deep love of Deep Space Nine and Captain Benjamin Lafayette Sisko.

Her books include:

  • Resurrecting Slavery: Racial Legacies and White Supremacy in France
  • How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide
  • RISE UP! How You Can Join the Fight Against White Supremacy

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