Wednesday, November 7, 2012

the Unwritten Rules: Ep.9 "But He's Black!"

As regular readers know, I absolutely love the Unwritten Rules. This episode, poor Racey is set up on a blind date by her White co-workers and predictably it's a disaster.



Yes the Black date.  Because two people share the same race, it's assumed that we will get along and have a relationship together. Of course people supposedly only mean well by this but in reality it's a reflection of their privilege.   Though this episode deals with race, there is also the ever popular gay date which assumes that two gay people will instantly zmog fall in love forever and ever.  So, the lesson in this is if you are tempted to set people up because they share an identity rather than similar personality traits stop before you show the world your inner bigot.