Cynthia, you’re a better person than I am. The title alone, which sent me into convulsions, told me more than enough for me to know that I’d never subject myself to this level of baldfaced hatred.

When I think about the numbers of people it takes to —

  • sell a show to network execs
  • approve a show
  • budget a show
  • produce a show (casting, graphics, work out the logistics of food, housing, travel, work the sound, build sets, blah, blah, blah)
  • editing a show
  • all the post-production work that has to happen

So all these folks signed up to put a series together that reveals resilience of racism? For more than one season? Wow. No, thank you. I can’t. I won’t. The deluge of the horrors People of Color endure as displayed on a daily basis everywhere I look is about all I can take.

As tempting as the series sounds, I’m going to have to pass on the Netflix’s sanitized version of a racism reality series. The one I’m witnessing everyday is pah-lenty.

[shudders]

(NOTE: You know reaction is solely about the production company going down this road, kinda like those Game of Thrones showrunners doing that slavery series.)

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