‘Black-ish’ Producer Says Show Isn’t Really About Race

Source: Jethro Nededog / TheWrap 

Since pilot season, people wondered how a show called “Black-ish” could make fun of race so overtly and still get a green light from ABC.

The show’s creator distanced the comedy’s core subject matter from race.

“This show has so much less to do with race than it does culture,” Kenya Barris said. “Race is talked about less than ever before. My kids know this. Miley Cyrus is urban. Justin Bieber is urban. And in some ways, we can call them ‘black-ish.’”

“Black-ish” follows Andre “Dre” (Anthony Anderson), who’s black, his biracial wife, Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross), and their children. Dre realizes that in providing for their kids in such a high-end fashion (“giving them more than you had,” Anderson called it), that they may have lost contact with his black culture.

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