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"Who Has A Black Best Friend?" The CW's 'L.A. Complex' Posed A Serious Question In Season 1

Shadow and Act By Emmanuel Akitobi | Shadow and Act July 18, 2012 at 4:50PM

There was much to be said about the first season of the CW's L.A. Complex, and its storyline involving  characters Kaldrick and Tariq.  So much so that I decided to watch Season 1, so I'd be caught up as the second season begins.
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There was much to be said about the first season of the CW's L.A. Complex, and its storyline involving  characters Kaldrick and Tariq.  So much so that I decided to watch Season 1, so I'd be caught up as the second season begins.

Good thing I did; otherwise I would never have seen this nugget-of-an-exchange between two white characters about the casting of a black actress as a "best friend" to a white character in a show within the show.

Check it out and leave your own opinion on the subject.  Is she correct in her assessment?  And if it's true, could a real-life dialogue like this have silenced the critics of HBO's Girls?


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