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My slideshow presentation on the TV sitcom, "Mixed-ish," will focus on showcasing examples from episodes where the dialogue or narrative structure of plots are disingenuous, bogus, and/or oversimplified in trying to discuss mixed-race identity. I will also argue how most of the episodes don't event focus on navigating one's mixed identity, rather it is infused into other topics discussed on the show, e.g. (general) racism, classism, seismic, etc. With an audience base of today's viewers, where tougher conversations surrounding these social issues/taboos are in place, "Mixed-ish" doesn't seem to hold the (standard) bar of authentic dialogue. This is another "Black-ish" or sitcom just made for laughs and entertainment. It should do better for the mixed-race community that's larger these days.
Deravil, Shelsea, "Mixed-ish: Disingenuous Dialogue and Narrative Structure" (2021). Media and Communication Studies Presentations. 21.
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