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Black-ish 

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A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.

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Kenya Barris
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Series cast summary:
Anthony Anderson ...  Andre 'Dre' Johnson / ... 103 episodes, 2014-2018
Tracee Ellis Ross ...  Rainbow Johnson / ... 103 episodes, 2014-2018
Marcus Scribner ...  Andre Johnson, Jr. 103 episodes, 2014-2018
Miles Brown ...  Jack Johnson / ... 103 episodes, 2014-2018
Marsai Martin ...  Diane Johnson / ... 103 episodes, 2014-2018
Peter Mackenzie ...  Mr. Stevens / ... 95 episodes, 2014-2018
Jenifer Lewis ...  Ruby / ... 87 episodes, 2014-2018
Jeff Meacham ...  Josh / ... 86 episodes, 2014-2018
Yara Shahidi ...  Zoey Johnson / ... 84 episodes, 2014-2018
Deon Cole ...  Charlie Telphy / ... 79 episodes, 2014-2018
Laurence Fishburne ...  Pops / ... 49 episodes, 2014-2018
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A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.

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Release Date:

24 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Blackish See more »

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16:9 HD
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Anthony Anderson was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category for his role as Andre 'Dre' Johnson in Black-ish (2014), but lost to Bill Hader from Barry (2018). See more »

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Do people honestly take this satirical show literally?
29 January 2015 | by okifofaith-225-282825See all my reviews

I am writing this review because I find it utterly unbelievable that people take Black-ish literally. The show is obviously satirical. It's making fun of the idea that society believes that there is a certain connotation to blackness or, put simply, certain behaviors and beliefs are considered "black". As an upper class black individual who lives in a white neighborhood, I get it. Because of the color of my skin, I'm supposed to "act black" and black friends find it weird that I "talk white". The show is basically Dre making fun of the fact that being black is more than having a skin color; it comes with expectations and stereotypes that many black people feel the need to embody because if they don't, they won't be authentically black. It is not being racist. It is raising stereotypes, but in a comical way that is supposed to make watchers really question the validity of them. It's a comedy and you're supposed to laugh at Dre's nonsensical obsession about not being black enough. I think the problem is people fail to recognize satire, not just in Black-ish but in any context, such as articles online, commentators always take it literal.

But it's a joke. It's making fun of the idea of "acting black".


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