Note: Though Edward James Olmos was correct in the United Nations changing its language on race, their actions were reflected in their Durban Review Conference, global summit on combating racism, which now states:
6. Reaffirms that all peoples and individuals constitute one human family, rich in diversity, and that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights; and strongly rejects any doctrine of racial superiority along with theories which attempt to determine the existence of so-called distinct human races."
Though the United Nations' charter has not been amended, Olmos' strong advocacy for human rights on behalf of Battlestar Galactica has clearly influenced the mindset of the global organization.
It's hard not to stop and listen respectfully when Admira Adama arrives with some big news. Edward James Olmos visited Attack of the Show earlier today to talk about Comic-Con 09 and directing Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, which follows the story of the Cylons parallel to the original BSG series.
More exciting was Olmos' announcement about his show's influence on the United Nations, which has officially changed its charter after meeting with the Battlestar Galactica stars over human rights last March. Per Olmos, the UN will no longer use the word "race" as a cultural determinant; instead, we will all be considered a part of one race: humans (unless you're a Cylon).
Watch Olmos excitedly announce this groundbreaking change to Kevin Pereira. So say we all!
Admiral Adama also took time to share his feelings about the Battlestar Galactica finale for a special web interview. Keep an eye out fo the full interview tomorrow!