The film shuffles through the layers of Sam’s personality and her bi-racial struggle, but less compassion is given to the darker-skinned Coco, with her blonde wig and those gray contacts. Her character’s personality is reduced to a series of hashtags: #sellout #selfhate #notwoke.
Jerrod Carmichael is taking his already edgy NBC comedy, The Carmichael Show, one step closer to the edge – in an upcoming episode, the word “nigger” will be used six times. Carmichael, the writer and star of the show, pushed back against the prevailing norm that the word be sidestepped by using it, explaining his approach by saying: “‘N-word’ is childish … Say it! We know what we’re talking about; we’re not speaking to children.”