RACISM + CINEMA

The Black Wonder Years is Making White Folks Mad

Seeing a Black version of a White classic series has some folks flustered. Let's unpack this.

Allison Wiltz
Published in
4 min readSep 26, 2021

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Photo Credit | Laura Kariuki, Elisha Williams, Saycon Sengbloh, and Dule Hill star as the Williams family via ABC

White folks are used to seeing themselves on TV. Let's face it. Back in 1988, when the original Wonder Years series aired, mainstream American television focused on telling…

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Allison Wiltz
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