Star Trek hasearned a popularity that is associated with its intense focus onsocial issue afflicting the American culture. This has led toscholarly attention associated with its significance to the culturalelements of the American society. This is in line with the statedobjectives of the producers of the series, which are to entertain andto analyze the socio-cultural aspect of America. In this respect, itis important to note that the series plays a critical role inensuring that some of the American stereotypes are broken. Some ofthe stereotypes that Star Treks breaks include racism,feminism, and gender.
After 1960s, theAmerican society acknowledged the fact that all people had the samerights protected by the constitution. For instance, they acknowledgedthe fact that African Americans had the same rights as other races inthe United States. However, one of the primary factors highlighted inthe Star Trek series was that of feminism. The series’ hadthe intention of showing the American society that it was time tochange the society’s attitude towards women. Although this was theintended mission, it is important to note that some of the scriptswere not in line with this objective. However, the series is notedfor its efforts in ascertaining that equality between women and men.One might observe that there are scenes that show women having thesame responsibility as women in different circumstances likeportrayed in the video cliphttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4gY79cLIQQ
The other important factor is highlighting the series’ position onracism. The series has made considerable progress and incorporateddifferent aspects of minority races. This in line with the 1960sCivil Rights Movements, which sought to show people from differentethnicities, were equal in all social and political aspects. In thisrespect, it is important to note that the creators of the series werekeen in showing that they were supportive of equality in all aspectsof life. For instance, the ship is deliberately made interracialsince it had to represent all humankind. This can be ascertained bythe fact that the creators intended to show that for human beings tobe acquainted with aliens, they must be friendly to all humans inearth. One might observe an interracial kiss inhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDp1sAx09pg.
Gender and racebeing some of the most significant themes in the show also portraysthe fact that the both stereotypes can be efficiently eliminatedtogether. For instance, it is important to note that the show hasshown that both females and males have the same capabilities. Theshow has also shown that people from different racial backgrounds. Inthis respect, one of the major themes that are shown in the show isthat people from different genders and backgrounds have equalcapabilities. This is in line with the objectives of the show to showthat stereotypes are not applicable in the real world and peopleshould consider their opinion on people who are not considered to beequal with the mainstream society’s members. This is one of theintentions of the show and it can be attested by the fact that someof the decision makers within the plot are people who are consideredto be inferior within the society. In this respect, it is importantto note that the show does not focus on the white male superioritycomplex that is notable in most of the shows that were aired in theUnited States during the 1960s. One can observe this element inhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtMNAHwPSgA.