ABC’s ‘black-ish’ Claims Predominantly White Private Schools Are Racist

(Editor’s note: Last Tuesday’s black-ish episode was delayed due to technical problems. 

This may be the last season for ABC’s racist comedy black-ish, The show will make sure that it includes as much as possible racially divisive and woke content as possible as a last chance.

In last week’s episode, “Young, Gifted and Black,” the show claimed that predominantly white private schools are automatically racist and “come at a cost” to black students and parents. If a black child isn’t allowed into honors math, is disruptive, or is singled out for causing trouble, the reason must always be racism. As though none of these events ever happen to white students.

Dre (Anthony Anderson), and Bow (Tracee Eli Ross) learn that their son Devante, (Berlin & August Gross), is not up to par with his peers at the start of the episode. They decide to “go to war” with the school for being racist before they know anything about the situation:



DreVoiceover: America is a country where education is the key to success. For centuries, black people were denied access to education. We were forced to attend crumbling segregated schools. Even today, many schools in America are either underfunded or in serious crisis. This is why I wanted to provide the best education for my children when I had them. They were placed in private school at Valley Glen Prep. This is the school Ashton Kutcher, senators and CEOs send their children to. However, private schools come with their own challenges. Therefore, we needed to remain ready to fight for our children.

Dre: They won’t let Zoey take honors math.

Bow: That is what it means. I am about to find a solution for an assy-whupping.Junior, however, is the only one to get in trouble. Pff!

Dre: He’s not the only one having trouble. Today’s menu…Knuckle sandwiches. They say Jack is being disruptive. It’s time to go.

Bow: Someone is going to make a class cut.

Dre (Voiceover): It’s not easy to keep your guard up all the time, but it is worth the risk. With our last Johnson-born child beginning school, we were hopeful we’d be able put down our shields.

BowThe school has sent you an email. The school is concerned that Devante may not be keeping up with his peers.

Dre (Voiceover): However, I doubt today will be the best day..

Dre: You can watch “Karate Kid” on my TV right now, baby. I’m ready.

It’s extremely distasteful to have a character joke about “cut(ting) class,” while waving a sword in the air when you consider the tragic violence that’s taken place in our nation’s schools. It’s equally egregious to joke about using violence to fight supposed racism, as well.

When Dre’s parents find out about the upcoming conference, his mother proclaims, “See, too often, these schools come up with reasons to separate our children from the other kids.”

And ignorantly his father said, “They’re already trying to put him in the system.”

The show almost redeemed itself when Dre and Bow discover that Devante writes his “Ds” backwards, but instead, they claim that everyone is “sitting around judging” them and that the school has “just been waiting around to tear down a black family with five kids”:



BowIt’s here… The scarlet letter.

Dre: Oh, no, babe. This is more sinister than The Scarlet Letter. It’s still an “A” at least with the backwards “A”.

Bow: This is not a great look Dre. Dre is right. There aren’t enough families of color at the school to allow this. We are all being judged by them, as if we haven’t read to him, and that the TV has raised him.

Do not eat: It feels like the school is just waiting to tear down a Black family and five of their children, all with no jump shot.

Bow: Absolutely.

Dre: Devante will not finish last in the class.

Bow: No. Please, no.

Dre: Alright? It’s time to get him on board for the All About My Family project, which they will display at Open House.

Bow: Absolutely!

Dre: We won’t take any shortcuts. Devante will be our priority until he is like the little girl who won the spelling contest with her crossover.

Bow: 100%. We will take resources away from other children.

Dre: That’s fine. We’d regret Diane knowing so much Russian.

Bow: Ah, yes. This child is terrifying.

Devante’s best friend, Dre, determined to make Devante the best, completes the school project for himself. The principal then questions Bow and Dre separately about the matter.



Ms. Biggsy: It’s your third time doing that, Mr. Johnson. Let’s move on.

DreBiggsy: Biggsy is barking up the wrong trees. Alright? It’s okay.

Ms. Biggsy: You are not being accused of anything. Herr Johnson, I have one question. Is that what you did?

Dre: Pfft! Did I draw that image?

Ms. Biggsy: Mr. Johnson…

Dre: Understanding is key. There is so much pressure on us. Devante is not the kid from Africa who’s being left behind. This school is full of people like you! We are treated differently by them! This is unfair! It’s unfair! You’re going to be under my microscope. This is the institution I’m going to call. It’s impossible to kick us out. We quit.


Bow: Hey. It went well.

Dre: Good. Good. Good.

Bow: What?

They hired a black principal at this school which is supposed be racist. Okay. Could it be that no one is really out to get the Johnson family and that the only people putting them “under the microscope” are themselves?

By the episode’s end, Dre and Bow decide to keep Devante in the school and “live with the tradeoffs”:



Dre: The only thing I understand is this Since our children were in school, we have played defense. Bow, I’m tired.

Bow: I’m tired, too. This isn’t just about school. This just seems to be happening more often lately. Mm. Mm. Just like that, it’s hard to remember when we weren’t on our guard.

Dre: While we did when Michelle Obama was with us, it wasn’t. That was a lot of fun.

Bow: It was great fun. It was also easy. It didn’t seem like everyone was watching us. It was possible to just be.

Dre: You can’t do it here. Anonymity is not allowed at this school. Everybody knows we are the black family.

Bow: Yeah. We need to figure out what we can do.

Dre: What? About Devante in school?

Bow: Yeah.

Dre: The same thing is done with our other children. The tradeoffs are part of our daily life.

BowI think. I meant, This was not a major deal. It was just a reverse “D”

Dre: Yes, that could certainly have been handled differently.. Oh, boy. Biggsy was a cop, so I knocked on a bucket of janitors.

Bow: It’s not unusual for a Black woman principal to be mistaken as the lunch lady. You don’t know. Dre. I think this is the right thing to do for our children.

Dre: Yep.

Bow: Hmm. Are we better off keeping them there?

Dre: But let’s not forget Biggsy tomorrow. She was shocked when I said that I wasn’t playing. We can’t go back to the beginning of our conversation without her realizing that I was still playing.

Bow: Yeah.

DreYou can do it. Let’s go.

Dre (Voiceover): No one solution is perfect for sending our children to school. Every opportunity should be given to them. Sometimes, however, this comes with a price, even for us.

Why would it be bad if everyone knows they’re the black family? It’s better to be proud of their heritage than assume that everyone sees them as a negative race. Maybe they’re tired from being overly woke. Maybe they’re exhausted from assuming without proof or even any evidence that everyone around them is a racist who’s out to get them and that there’s a racial motive behind every problem.

Of course racism exists. Racism can be evil and must be condemned. But this episode’s messaging isn’t anti-racist. It’s dangerous. It’ll exacerbate the racial division in an already divided climate, and it will also stir up hate. That’s not “white fragility” speaking, as the woke left likes to claim anytime their faulty narrative is challenged. It’s just the plain truth.

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