No, not this “Black & Right“….
NBC has picked up the comedy script, Black & Right, which reads like the most important and influential piece of media regarding race relations since C. Thomas Howell’s Soul Man.
According to Variety, “the pilot focuses on a young, hip liberal African-American couple who lose everything and are forced to move in with their die-hard Republican pundit mother and her white conservative husband.” In other words, let the thinly veiled stereotypes begin.
While the concept sounds like it is simply courting controversy to garner initial viewers and subsequent ratings, it is reportedly based on writer Jennifer Rice-Genzuk’s real life. Whether the semi-autobiographical note will help Black & Right become something more than another All in the Family rip-off remains to be seen.
While this is all speculation based on the heated culture of politics in this country at the moment, the incredibly short fuse of so many seem likely to be lit by the political lines Black & Right will undoubtedly draw.
— Screenrant.com, 1/26/11
First NBC hijacked my copyrighted music production name of “Parks & Recreation” and now they’re using the name of this near-ten year old website to racially mock conservative Republicans.
Talk about frustrating.