Today, I came across an article written by a columnist at The New Yorker. The opening sentence reads:
“I’m worried about the white people. It happens every so often. They’re attacked for that which they cannot help—their whiteness—and that which they can help—their whiteness.”
Lena Dunham is the creator and star of HBO’s new “Sex and The City” like series “Girls–” which has just been renewed for a second season. “The show is a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s.”
Simple enough…you would think. But there are no black people on the show. Hmm. Fair enough– the story line is based on overprivileged white women–fresh out of college–so why would you need to see a black face or two? I’m sure black people don’t even exist in their worlds anyway; and after-all, there weren’t any white women on “Girlfriends.” Still, the series has garnered negative criticism for its lack of color– but why?