Andre 'Dre' Johnson Sr., an African-American advertising executive who tries to pass on some of his urban culture to his seemingly uninterested children. Like any parents, Andre 'Dre' and Rainbow Johnson want to give their children the best. But their offspring's childhood is turning out to be much different than theirs. As he defines what the American dream means to his family in a multi-cultural world, one idea keeps surfacing. It appears that in this melting pot called America, we are all a little black-ish.
It lays out various arguments, pushes some of them into the kind of exaggeration we call comedy, and leaves you to figure out where you stand on the serious theme, while providing you with some new intellectual ammo.
With a remarkable second season that managed such incendiary topics as the N-word, gun ownership, police brutality and religion with great humor and humanity, black-ish has joined the Lear-led pantheon of socially significant comedies.