Racism Bingo – ATLANTA Edition

I’m pleased to watch Black television shows with no Good White People. I admit that when I was younger, I looked really hard for that representative Good White Person. I needed that confirmation that Black people didn’t think as badly of White people as I did; that we weren’t all terrible; that we could maybe be friends. Of course I still want that in life, but now I really appreciate it when White people are nonentities in Black shows. I love the apparent absence of serious pressure to showcase a Good White Person, and no compulsion by Black creators to add them.

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Orange & Black & White

I am most intrigued by the White folks’ growth in Orange is the New Black, and that says something about the show. The bad White folks seemed like inferior humans by design, which I found really interesting in a mainstream, White-led series.

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