George Takei reflects on his experience with anti-Asian hate
Honoree George Takei attends PFLAG Gives Thanks: Celebrating Inclusion in the Workplace on November 18, 2019, in New York. - Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images North America/TNS

Legendary ‘Star Trek’ actor, author and activist George Takei says the recent surge in anti-Asian hate follows similar spikes in U.S. history. Here’s his personal story as told to the Daily News: I’ve experienced hate and cruelty. What’s happening today is the same thing Japanese Americans were subjected to in 1942 after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. People were being assaulted, set on fire, had bricks thrown through their shop windows. I had just turned 5 years old. I will never forget the morning I saw two soldiers marching up our driveway carrying rifles with bayonets. I remember their fists...