I just finished watching Blackish and it becomes just another sitcom to take a shot at the “black church”. The black church is always depicted with a choir that sings a little too long, a pastor that preached more from the book of cliches than the Bible, and the ushers who are more secret police than greeters. Speaking in tongues is often mocked. It’s viewed as the home of the judgmental adorned in big hats for the women and loud vivid colored suits for the men. It is not seen as redemptive it is seen as comedic, but one wonders when was the last time one of the writers actually set foot in a black church? Is the depiction based on hearsay or have they actually had their own black church experience? Share your thoughts.
Why is the black church the butt of sitcom jokes?
By musesofamom, on October 22, 2015 at 6:02 pm, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: ABC Blackish, African American, African Americans, black america, black church, black men, Blackish, cogic, Current Events, media. 2 Comments
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