ABC’s Emmy-nominated sitcom “Black-ish” does not shy away from addressing controversial topics.
Marcus Scribner, who plays Andre Johnson, Jr. in the series, told Cheddar that the cast and its ability to address issues candidly are what make the show a success.
“I think we are telling important stories that people are talking about every single day,” he said. “I think we all felt the pain of Donald Trump being elected president, so you know we covered that on Black-ish.”
Scribner also says the show provides a perspective that might be unfamiliar to some audiences. As an example, he points out that his character, like himself, is a “nerd.”
“Often black people are represented as the drug dealer or the gangbanger,” he said. “I feel like Black-ish gives a totally different outlook, to show people what it is to be black in America...I think Andre, Jr. is a good example of that.”
Scribner says Black-ish, which debuted in 2014 and is in its fourth season, changes the way people view the black community in the United States.
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