Why does Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt keep choosing race as a hill to die on?

by Alex Abad-Santos & Caroline Framke


“The episode becomes an argument where the only people who object to whitewashing, blackface, or yellowface and advocate for non-racist portrayals are too easily offended and don’t deserve to be heard. But at no point does anyone acknowledge that blackface/yellowface/whitewashing is actually an offensive thing that happens.”

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