ABC’s black-ish isn’t just dipping its toes into politically incorrect waters when Season 2 premieres — it’s diving headfirst into the murky water.
The comedy, which makes its sophomore debut tonight at 9:30/8:30c, addresses the N-word in its first episode back, when Jack performs Kanye West’s “Gold Digger” — every. single. uncensored. lyric. — at a school talent show, leading to his possible expulsion.
In TVLine’s exclusive sneak peek above, Dre brings the issue up at work, leading to a highly uncomfortable conversation about the N-word with his white colleagues.
As series creator Kenya Barris told TVLine, black-ish‘s writers thought about tackling the topic last season, but “it felt a little like it would’ve been low-hanging fruit for a show that has a black cast… We felt like this was the time to explore, but we have our interesting way to do it.”
Press PLAY above for a sneak peek at tonight’s Season 2 premiere, then hit the comments with your thoughts!