[When I first started watching Voyager I was really shocked at how many stereotypes they had Chakotay’s characterization as a Native American play into. None of the series are perfect when it comes to discussions of oppressed races/cultures, but after watching DS9 and seeing other good aspects of Voyager (e.g. strong female characters) I thought we might have moved past that sort of overt misinformation and generalization. It made it harder for me to watch the show.]
Editors Note: if it helps, this wasn’t on purpose. The production hired an expert to help, but turned out he was a con artist and duped them. By the time they found out it was too late, the damage was done.