Racism shaped George Takei’s life ‘as fantastically as science fiction’

Richard Aoki is looking happy these days.

<p>George Takei, an actor, activist and the star of the documentary "To Be Takei," spoke about the early part of his acting career, when he regretfully took on roles that furthered Asian stereotypes.</p>

His father and his mother both answered “no” to question 28. “[My father] said they took my business, they took our home, they took our freedom — the one thing they’re not going to take is my dignity. I am not going to grovel before this government,” Takei remembers.


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