Netflix Family Sitcom Lectures Teen Girl About 'White Privilege'

Netflix’s Family Reunion third season started streaming on April 5. The eight-part sequence of half-hour episodes follows the each day lifetime of the McKellans, a multi-generational black household dwelling below one roof in Georgia. The sizzling button challenge of white privilege was randomly launched within the final episode, just like how racist police were inserted within the first season finale. 

In Episode 8, titled “Remember when Cocoa Found Her Calling?”, the teenage daughter within the household, Jade (Talia Jackson), is confronted by her greatest buddy, a white woman named Kelly Anne, leading to a dialogue about white privilege.

Both women enter a vogue design competitors in Atlanta’s Fashion Week High School Show. Jade wins an entry into the style present however Kelly Anne doesn’t. Jade tells Kelly Anne she sorry she didn’t win a spot within the competitors, too. Kelly Anne gives her congratulations, however then she mentions that minorities get all the benefits, “They probably just needed some more diversity so it makes sense they picked you.” She goes on, “I just wish I had said I was part Native American on my application.” She’s not, as Jade factors out, however Kelly Anne says, “By the time they figured that out, my design would have already been on the runway next to yours.”

Jade is amazed that Kelly Anne is so clueless and tells her so. Kelly Anne then says, “I suppose it’s a white factor. You wouldn’t perceive.”

Jade talks to her father at house and calls the dialog “reverse racism theory”. Her father, Moz (Anthony Alabi), tells Jade that race is a tough topic but when nobody ever talks about it, nothing will change. Then, as they’re speaking, Kelly Anne exhibits up at their home to apologize to Jade. Her mom, she says, referred to as her “a Karen” when she mentioned the dialog the 2 had earlier. Her mom “was actually upset and she or he broke down white privilege. Now I perceive how horrible I used to be to you. I’m so sorry.” Then she asks if she will be Jade’s assistant and that is the tip of the rift between them.

Again, a random second of woke lecturing in an in any other case candy household comedy. Sadly, it is grow to be par for the course on television lately.