The comedy will return for Season 2.
June 23, 2020
It is being reported that Netflix has renewed #BlackAF for a second season. The good news comes two months following the comedy's freshman run, which has garnered a somewhat mixed critical reception.
From Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, the series follows Barris, who plays a fictional version of himself, and the rest of his family as they explore and navigate relationships, race issues, and culture while figuring out how to handle their newfound success in a modern world.
Look for Season 2 of #BlackAF in 2021.
Stop with the race war!!
If you were to watch the episode of this series with Tyler Perry on it (ep 7 or 8 I think), you'd see it IS pandering intentionally. As Tyler Perry puts it, (paraphrasing) "I write for *us*. I don't care who likes it or gets it. I write for our people." Perhaps watch the show before commenting on it.
There's nothing wrong with black voices. Seriously. Why shouldn't shows be written from the black perspective. In fact, it's a sad state that even horrible shows (i.e. 90% of Tyler Perry's work) gets acclaim merely because they are a lone voice in a crowd. And the black perspective DOES include racism towards black people constantly.
I'm white. I've always been white. And I'll always benefit from being white. NONE of the racist comments in these shows bothers me, including the name of the show. Why shouldn't the show be called "BackAF"? And why isn't there more of an issue with the "F" there??? But no, the problem you see is "black"??? They can be as racist towards white people as they want to be. Why? because.. I'll benefit from being white until the day I die.
Black people have absolute cause to be angry and annoyed at "the system" and they SHOULD speak to that in any medium given it IS their reality. However.. in my lifetime.. it's not going to change any of the benefits I receive because I'm white. So why should I really care? Sure in 20-50 years MAYBE it'll have some small impact.. but I'll be dead by then.
Quite honestly, I think the biggest thing the black community could do to dissuade racism is to stop using the n-word themselves. Hearing it just reminds white people and white people THINK in derogatory terms when they hear the word, regardless of who's speaking.
Only racist people have an issue with black voices today. Even if those voices are anti-white. Pragmatic, realistic, people understand that nothing's going to change in the next decade to any real degree. I mean... just look how long it's been since Jim Crowe and how much racism is still prevalent. Anyone being demoralizing or defamatory towards black voices is merely afraid of what they may lose tomorrow.
Please do NOT lump be in with the anti-black sentiments posted here.
I'm not anti-black or anti-white.. I'm pro-humanity. My previous point was that you get more bees with honey than you do with vinegar. Sure the racist tones may play the audience more... but those tones don't garner NEW audiences, which is how the battle will be won.
We will never see a show called #WhiteAF but somehow this is ok though. Double standard is obvious and it doesnt win people over, all it is is pandering and it needs to stop.
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