Mixed-ish Is an Important Perspective, but It Wasn’t the Spinoff Audiences Wanted

Real progress will only be made when diversity efforts go deeper

An African American couple is seen hugging each other
The announcement of the latest Black-ish spinoff has fans feeling frustrated due to the franchise's history of not focusing on darker-skinned actors. ABC

When it comes to the fight around inclusion, no other industry gets held accountable more than the television and film industry. After all, media is one of the most powerful entities on earth and has the ability to inform the masses.

Melissa Kimble is a Chicago-based writer, digital strategist and founder of #blkcreatives, a digital collective and lighthouse for black culture's most impactful creators.