Steve Haruch March 01, 2015 7:06 AM ET
In turn, Spock’s difference forces his crew mates to be self-aware. It makes them examine their own assumptions, and the ways their perspective is derived from their own culture, rather than from some universal objective truth. They sometimes resent this, and even blame him for it. Spock is often singled out for merely being who he is — an experience that rings true for many people of color, pointed ears or no. It’s little surprise that Spock has inspired mixed-race artists and writers.