hubiestubert: The Walking Dead does have some problems with black characters. Yes, they let an Asian male get the girl, which is a victory of sorts in this country, but even still, it just can't seem to have characters of any depth who happen to be darker than cafe au lait. There Can Be Only One IS a good term for how their writers are handling African American characters. And shuffling them off to be tangential characters at best. Are the writers racist? Probably not in the "we're going to burn folks' churches down and run them out of the country!" sense, but for a show set in the South, it is sort of odd that dark faces show up so rarely. I rack it up to simple incompetence and trying very hard to not to fall into racial stereotypes and thus removing themselves from the subject by simply not having African American character be all that integral to the plot is sort of a dodge around the whole issue. It's not what drove me from the show--the weak and grindingly slow plotting did that one--but it's only getting more and more apparent that the writers have been trying to avoid a lot of issues by just ignoring them, and it looks awful odd, given the size of their following.
Mentalpatient87: hubiestubert: -but it's only getting more and more apparent that the writers have been trying to avoid a lot of issues by just ignoring themWhy does my zombie TV drama have to address issues?
LadyHawke: I'm really glad they touched upon how that kid can just shoot people and not seem to suffer any ill mental effects. That's always annoyed me! That and his whining, and his parents giving in to his whining, which always inevitably led to trouble./really want that kid to get bit...
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