As long as cisgendered male whiteness is considered the norm in science fiction and all others are "other", science fiction will fail to realize its potential as an egalitarian space that promotes improved human relations. Yes, I grew up on Star Trek, Heinlein, "Up With People", and "I'm Ok, You're Okay." Speaking of Star Trek, I'm LOVING Discovery. Looking forward to the next season.
But I digress.
This article from The New Republic highlights some of the negative responses today and 50 years ago in relation African Americans and other non-white, non-binary content creators. We can do better folks.