Benjamin Sisko: You want to know? You really want to know what my problem is? I’ll tell you: Las Vegas, 1962. That’s my problem. In 1962, black people weren’t very welcome there! Oh, sure, they could be performers or janitors, but customers? Never!
Kasidy Yates: Maybe that’s the way it was in the real Vegas, but that’s not the way it is at Vic’s. I have never felt uncomfortable there, and neither has Jake.
Benjamin Sisko: But don’t you see?! That’s the lie! In 1962, the Civil Rights Movement was still in its infancy! It wasn’t an easy time for our people, and I’m not going to pretend that it was!
Kasidy Yates: Baby… I know that Vic’s isn’t a totally accurate representation of the way things were, but… it isn’t meant to be. It shows us the way things could have been – the way they should have been.
Benjamin Sisko: We cannot ignore the truth about the past.
Kasidy Yates: Going to Vic’s isn’t going to make us forget who we are or where we came from. What it does is reminds us that we are no longer bound by any limitations – except the ones we impose on ourselves.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Episode 15 – “Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang”
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