Whoopi Goldberg Was Determined To Get A Role In Star Trek: TNG Because Of Lt. Uhura

Ensuring representation and diversity in mainstream media is essential.

I can say this every day of my life and it's still not enough

some people to understand, but sometimes a good story

One of the most famous examples of how important

that people use is legendary comedian and actor Woopi Goldberg.

Nichelle Nichols, this story is about a 9-year-old boy

Goldberg, who sees an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series on TV.