magnus99kabout 1 year ago
1) I went to a rich private school like Lena, I have friends these characters who yes, live in Brooklyn.
Guess what? Besides me or a few other people, they don't have any Black friends. Their world is just white, hell, others from my school aren't friends with me, so they don't have ANY Black friends.
Yes, Brooklyn is very diverse. But I've still been in places in the hipster areas that these characters would hang out in, where there were only a handful of non white people.
I think some of this uproar has to do with being reminded that certain social circles seem to exclude people OR that it messes with people's idea of liberal, progressive, diverse Brooklyn.
Shoot, I'll bet most of the white writers complaining about diversity don't have any Black friends either.
2) All the sex on this show is unsexy and awkward. More than that the author seems to be taking it personally that Lena's character slept with a Black person, "I got your man" - how juvenile.
70% of Black Women will be single forever? False - http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/p70-125.pdf
70% between the ages of 25-29 haven't been married, but by age 55 only 13% haven't been married.
Getting married before you turn 30 makes it more likely you'll be divorced by the way.
The show is about privileged, self-indulgent, train wrecks, the ones that are whispered about at alumni functions if not outright mocked when their names come up.
Their sex should be awkward
They should be annoying
They should be in a lily white world
Let's not pretend everyone's reality is the same.
I may not like the show, but I can't knock the fact that it's fairly realistic as far as a small segment of the population.