The Screen’s New Colorblindness – Is It Realistic?

Many TV shows and movies have included mixed-race couples with little or no fanfare. “Most of the series with mixed couples take a colorblind approach to the romances, downplaying the dynamics or scrutiny that such couples might encounter in real life. The colorful mash-ups that made Lucy and Ricky on ‘I Love Lucy’ so intriguing yet familiar and comfortable have been toned down, largely stripped of cultural conflict and discovery.”