Why would Bow—an educated, wealthy, tolerant doctor—care that her son is dating a white girl?
But, in reality, the episode addresses some of the most guarded, internal secrets within the black community—colorism, interracial dating, the black man’s fear of white women, and everyone’s fear of black women.
In Mellencamps most potent verse, he sings, So, Black lives matter / Who we trying to kid / Heres an easy target / Dont matter, never did.
Crosses burning / Such a long time ago / 400 years and we still dont, let it go.
- John Mellencamp produced an oil painting inspired by street art that pointedly declares, Martin Luther King had a dream, and this aint it.
King deliberately looks nothing like the civil rights leader.
Yet, If you’re not familiar with colorism in the black community or tropes like the tragic mulatto, you might not understand how deeply these factors actually affect black women.
She's a single woman without kids who's dating a divorced dad with a daughter.She has some real concerns about how the relationship is going and wanted to hear from my perspective the true dynamics of what she's experiencing.Let me first say that I'm not a relationship expert. I’m nothing more than a dad who has walked an interesting path on my way to raising two wonderful kids. It’s incredibly late because this was a complex episode to approach.As soon as the cold open ended with Bow’s disdainful expression as she saw Junior’s white girlfriend, my phone started going off. ” From a distance, “Being Bow-racial” may seem like a problematic, racist, weird episode of Black-ish.