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George Takei responds to RI lawmaker who says she lost ‘a black friend’ to critical race theory

  • 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.