- Japanese American actor George Takei weighed in on a Rhode Island lawmaker’s tweet about critical race theory with his own experiences of Japanese internment.
- The lawmaker, State Rep. Patricia Morgan, tweeted that she “had a Black friend” who, because of critical race theory, became “hostile and unpleasant.”
- Takei adapted the format of Morgan’s tweet to mockingly reframe it, writing “I had a white friend… but then Pearl Harbor happened and whites became hostile and unpleasant.”
Japanese American actor and activist George Takei spoke out against a tweet by Rhode Island State Rep. Patricia Morgan, which criticized critical race theory.
The original tweet, posted by Morgan on Dec. 28, read “I had a Black friend. I liked her and I think she liked me. But now she is hostile and unpleasant. I am sure I didn’t do anything to her, except be white.” Morgan finished the tweet with #CRT, a reference to critical race theory.