Analysis Of ' Black Ish ' Essay

1168 Words Nov 18th, 2015 5 Pages
Every comedy show has it own values and critics. The show I will be critiquing is called Black-ish. I think some of the controversy that has been around the idea, is that some people think that the creator of the show is trying to define what "black" is, and it couldn 't be further from the truth. It 's a really inclusive word much less than an exclusionary word, in terms of how it really speaks towards the standardize society we 're living in today. Stereotypes are a part of our everyday life. We hear stereotypes every day and everywhere. Sometimes we can find ourselves in a situation where we make stereotypes for a large group of people. Every person, young or old, is labelled with either positive or negative stereotypes. If you look at the main character, Andre Johnson played by Anderson, from his eyes, he 's raising kids and a family in a time where he looks around at his kids and he feels like their idea of being "black," from what he remembers growing up, is different from what it was for him. Also 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.
In the first episode, Dre’s 12-year-old son, Andre Jr. (Marcus Scribner), asks his father for a bar mitzvah on his 13th birthday, like those of his rich-kid friends, although he isn’t Jewish. He also wants to be called the…

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