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ABC's 'black-ish' gamely takes on racial identity
ABC's 'black-ish' gamely takes on racial identity

Into a culture perpetually roiling over the role of race comes a comedy that questions America's fairly recent quest to become colorblind. As its title implies, Kenya Barris' "black-ish," premiering Wednesday on ABC, will not be pussyfooting around political correctness. The series is about three generations of a black, upper-middle class Los Angeles family headed by two working parents, a premise that will inevitably lead to comparisons with the "The Cosby Show." That should tell you everything you need to know about the state of what is now called "diversity" on American television. Bill Cosby's NBC sitcom debuted 30 years ago, for...

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