The Root: New Web Series Blacker Tackles Race With a Little Help From Some Actual #BlackGirlMagic

Wouldn’t it be amazing to turn the tables on the unseasoned for their ill-advised antics? Imagine getting reparations with a carefully worded incantation that gives a pompous bigot a taste of his own medicine.

That’s what happens in Blacker, a new short web series about racism that was co-created by Rhett Owen and Eric Lockley, who also happen to be the stars of the project. Like Freaky Friday but blacker, the series focuses on how we perceive race and how that perception affects the daily lives of black people—via both microaggressions and regular ol’ aggressive aggressions.

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