I understand that much of the criticism of the show has involved the colorism aspect. I actually think that is the least of its problems. One could accuse black-ish (which also is supposed to be based on Barris’s life) of the same thing, but the beige casting isn’t a problem on black-ish because the show is called black-ish, and that’s what it delivers. As I pointed out in my piece, I think Rashida Jones is actually #blackAF’s MVP. The show’s problems are mostly in the concept (“#blackAF” would be better suited to his relatives in episode 5 — a show based around them would be so much funnier) and the content. Barris and his character just don’t work the way Anthony Anderson and his character do on black-ish. I won’t bore you by recapping my reasons, but I do love that you mentioned the names of Rashida and her sister Kidada. That’s an interesting and important point. Frankly, I would love to see a series based on their lives played by the sisters themselves. It would probably be messy, complicated, and truly LOL funny.

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