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George Takei's Beautiful Response to the Paris Terror Attacks

George Takei's Beautiful Response to the Paris Terror Attacks

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Takei battles discrimination and ignorance on social media.

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Out actor and activist George Takei always knows what to say. In light of Friday's devastating terror attacks in Paris that killed at least 127, Takei took to Facebook to ask people to not cast guilt upon immigrants and refugees "because they look like those who perpetrated these attacks." Takei, who spent three years of his childhood in a Japanese-American internment camp in California, used a very personal metaphor in his post:

I'm writing this backstage at Allegiance, my heart heavy with the news from Paris, aching for the victims and their...

Posted by George Takei on Friday, November 13, 2015

Of course, there is no shortage of ignorance being perpetrated on social media when it comes to the terrorist attack. Exhibit A: antigay talking head Ann Coulter.

Most rational voices responded to Coulter, including out immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.