Gallows Humor: ‘The Carmichael Show’ Takes on Police Brutality and Racism

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Last night, NBC premiered The Carmichael Show (which debuted to 4.83 million viewers!), a highly promising sitcom that the network is unfortunately burning off quickly. After an expository pilot, the series jumped right into some heavy subject matter, tackling police brutality and racism in only its second episode, demonstrating a strength for gallows humor — and providing yet another case for why we need diverse television shows.

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.