Black-ish (S03E04) “Who’s Afraid of the Big Black Man”

Review: Well that could have been handled better! Dre arrives at an elevator to find a little girl there with no parent. He leaves her there! Yes!! HE ABANDONED HER!! Dre was caught on camera abandoning the little girl and Mr. Stevens calls him out on just leaving her on the elevator. The discussion at his job is why none of the black males helped the little white girl on the elevator and instead ignored her and left her. Dre comes home to explain the situation to Pops and Bow. Pops is understanding, Bow however states “I married a monster” and is horrified by the fact that he left a child on an elevator.
As the episode continues Dre goes out with Jr and Johan to pass out fliers, while they are out they are passing by random white people and Dre makes it a point to state that the world has not changed and that people are still as racist as they always have been. When they end up in an elevator with a lady that has her purse out to wear her money could easily be stolen and is talking on the phone disclosing quite a bit of person information in front of him, he becomes perplexed by this.
Dre decides to make a change and stop seeing the world so black and white. He waves at neighbors he’s never waved at, speaks to neighbors he normally doesn’t talk to and even decides to go to an HOA meeting, where everything is going well, till he volunteers to take home a drunk neighbor. While taking home a neighbor they get pulled over and Dre and Jr decide to run, instead of just admitting they were taking home a neighbor in her car. Johan attempted to run, but didn’t get away unscathed like Dre and Jr. At the end Dre, Jr., and Johan come to the conclusion that maybe the world isn’t as Black and White as it used to be, but it’s still not 100% gray, either.
This episode had me quite entertained from beginning to end. I really enjoyed the fact that they showed just how not black and white the world is. There is still room to improve and this episode recognizes that as well.
 
Rating: 7.5/10