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New York Post writer Andrea Peyser has issues with Black-ish. Apparently Peyser thinks the show is perpetuates racist stereotypes. Something which shows like Seinfeld never did.

In her article, Peyser totally agrees with comments Donald Trump made when the show premiered.

“How is ABC Television allowed to have a show entitled ‘Black-ish’? ” the real-estate developer and reality-TV babe, a white guy, tweeted in October. “Can you imagine the furor of a show, ‘White-ish’! Racism at highest level?’’

Why in the world would anyone want to ever agree with anything Trump says is beyond me.

From the NY Post:

“Black-ish’’ brings about the same kind of racial lunacy, making people of all skin colors appear biased, clueless and, most of all, racist. The show presents tortured portrayals of African-Americans with money, pushing the false notion that affluent blacks become middle-class members of the bourgeoisie — folks derided as “bougie’’ (pronounced bhoo-shee) in the show’s parlance.

In “Black-ish,’’ Anthony Anderson, one of the show’s co-executive producers, plays Andre “Dre’’ Johnson Sr., a black version of the white, race-obsessed Archie Bunker character from the 1970s TV sitcom “All in the Family.’’ A successful advertising executive, Dre is married to a doctor, Rainbow, or “Bow’’ (Tracee Ellis Ross), whose mother is black and father white, which Dre apparently sees as a shortcoming. In several cringe-worthy scenes, he rubs his wife’s mixed-race parentage in her face.

So with her reasoning, is it safe to say Peyser also thought the “bhoo-shee” Huxtables were racist as well? Does Peyser only want to see black families like the Evans from Good Times on TV? Color me confused.

Peyser truly is grasping at straws here and should learn how to be a better troll.

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  • Rizzo

    all shows on tv, movies and literature are based on stereotypes and the literary plots of shakespeare; i.e., deliverance, in cold blood, the andy Griffith show, American crime (which is a very good example of stereotyping), etc. some of the people on judge judy can be used as characters in movies and tv sitcoms.

    why just pick on the black shows and movies?

    racist black stereotyping has it’s origins in white entertainment — the characters in operas and minstrel shows were played by white characters in blackface. the white characters in blackface represented what they (white people) perceived as the physical and behavioral characteristics of black people. those characteristics and actions were exaggerated, exacerbated and animated to bring about laughter and a good paycheck to whites during slavery and jim crow. black people never really developed their own individual characteristics and personality during slavery. the African was beaten out of black people during slavery. black characteristics were never really seen by white people.

    some black actors made a really good living continuing the trend started by blackface because it proved to be so successful — willie best, hattie McDaniel, stepin fetchit, etc.

    stereotyping can be positive or negative. when it comes to black people, we seem to focus on negative stereotypes. with white people, we as black people seem to focus on positive stereotypes.

    for the sitcom black-ish, would the situation be a little better if the characters were white and in blackface? of course the show would still be entitled black-ish.


    Complaining is a daily bread for some people.