Last night ABC debuted its highly buzzed-about sitcom, Black-ish. Starring Anthony Anderson (Law & Order, Guys With Kids) and Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends), the show follows Andre "Dre" Johnson, the patriarch of an upper middle-class black family, as he attempts to raise his kids in a suburban neighborhood (read: white) without having them lose a grip on the richness of their (black) culture.
The show, which has drawn comparisons to The Cosby Show and My Wife & Kids, raises a number of important questions and unpacks, at a very basic level, the ridiculousness that one is confronted with daily as a black man—someone who is viewed as other—in America.
Much of the discussion surrounding Black-ish has zeroed in on three main questions: Will the show be any good? What will it get right? And, maybe most importantly, will Black-ish be black enough?
I've invited my colleagues, Rich Juzwiak (Gawker) and Hillary Crosley (Jezebel) to discuss the show's debut in Kinja.
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