A Meditation On LeVar Burton
Levar Burton has had an amazing career. His big break was playing the main character in easily the most important miniseries in television history. Roots is basically the go-to resource for any parent trying to explain slavery to their kids; forget parents, they use it in schools! Roots was that important, and this guy was the star.
Then he follows it up by hosting Reading Rainbow, a hit TV show for kids. FOR KIDS. Think about it. So growing up your watching this guy teach you how to read and about slavery; he’s in your home your entire childhood.
Although, I guess kids today see him as the Reading Rainbow guy first then, BAM, he’s a slave; then he does Star Trek so at least kids see him go to space.