I originally had such high hopes for the CNN series Black In America. Finally there was a platform on a national news outlet that was going to tackle issues directly related to Black people in America. Indeed the first episode did a good job educating both white and black America about certain aspects of the black experience. Several of the subsequent episodes however, have left me wanting.
This latest installment "Who is Black in America" critically highlights how far the show has stumbled from its lofty beginning. CNN has gone from discussing relevant African American issues to now spending an hour trying to tell us we don't know who is black.