Shonda Rhimes new Netflix show "Bridgerton" is black excellence but some black folks are complaining

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  1. Swagnificent

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    I don't how many of you have watched it yet on Netflix but if you haven't you should. Probably the best new show I've seen in years. I binge watched Season 1 in two days. Here is the trailer:



    The show is set in 1813 Britain and focuses on the romantic lives of the British noble families. However, in this version of Britain, its not just white people in high places. There are black people who are monarchs, dukes, duchesess, and all sorts of nobility. Marriages between black men and white women are not considered unusual. In fact the main love story in season one centers around a black man and a white woman. Race and racism are also never discussed or mentioned. Its as if the idea of white supremacy never existed. And yet there are some black folks (mostly black women) complaining. Here are two articles about their criticisms:

    Why Bridgerton’s depiction of race is so unsatisfying

    Bridgerton's Diverse Cast Is Great and All, but Season 2 Needs to Be More Color-Brave

    Apparently these black women don't like the idea of a world where black pain and trauma doesn't exist. They don't like the idea of a world with black monarchs and no mention of slavery or discrimination. These women want Shonda Rhimes to turn the show from an exhibition of black excellence to becoming a show where black people are being oppressed and discriminated against. What is it with some black folks and their constant need for every black show to be centered around black pain and trauma? Why can't they just appreciate a show which shows us how life used to be like before white supremacy?

    Maybe its just me but I prefer shows where we are kings and queens over being slaves.
     
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    Shonda Rhimes is an overrated writer/creator

    this is some weird-ass fantasy swirl show
     
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    Everything she drops is hits though

    Netflix set a new record for its "biggest viewing week between Christmas and New Year's ever Thanks to bridgerton
     
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    I think she makes good shows despite her obsession with pairing black women with white men.

    The difference with this show is she's depicting a version of European history where the Queen of England is black and a lot of the noble families are also black. Also there is no history of black oppression or slavery. To me its a refreshing break from every other show that does historical fiction where they always depict black people as slaves or being oppressed.
     
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    ima start episode 3 tonight. It’s okay . nothing crazy
     
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    The premise sounds forced and corny to me. The obsession with IR is ridiculous at times. If it ain't the weirdo Umar types like on here in their feelings, it's the artistic Hollywood types reimagining British nobleman and women with diversity. The shyt is corny. There's a million Black stories to tell that doesn't include struggle, dope, gangbanging, civil rights, or interracial relationships. Cut it out already.
     
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    315 #AAGang; formerly Selah

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    Looks goofy
     
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    I never watched, but the wife loves it.
     
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    Imagine Jews doing historical shows without any oppression mixed in because they are self conscious about keeping their foot on the neck of the oppressors

    How many nazi movies do they keep making every year?
    But the black community somehow feels shame and embarrassment over what was done to us....

    :jbhmm:
     
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    Its not all about IR relationships. The real genius of the show is its depiction of black royalty in European society. Which actually is historically accurate and happened. You might want to study Moorish history a little closer. Black people being in high places in European society is real history not just a reimagining.

    That's why I said the show was black excellence. Its depicts European high society the way it was when black people ruled.
     
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    nikkas want white acceptance so bad they love fantasies about black people being at the top of white culture
    :russ:
    This shyt is just reverse 'save the last dance'
     
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    OP a "militant" hotep dude who loves white females.
     
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    Btw the show looks like some gay shyt made for female audiences.
     
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    corny as fukk

    but I expect this to be a hit with the negropeans like the op and swirl twitter
     
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    Jews are rich and powerful. Depicting themselves being oppressed is a way for them to deflect criticism for the fact they are now oppressing others.

    We as black people on the other hand are still being oppressed. What we need is not a reminder of how we got where we are right now. We need insipration to overcome our current situation. What do you think serves as better inspiration? Stories where we are always being oppressed? Or stories where we are important powerful noreworthy people?

    We've only been subject to white supremacy for the last 500 years. Our history is more than that. We don't need every story to depict our people being oppressed. I'd rather see stories showing when we ruled over Europeans. Which actually happened despite how much cacs have tried to whitewash that time in their history.
     

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