In case you were wondering, here’s my vintage, one of a kind copy of FWN. Complete with sticky goo on the cover. Yes, everyone this is what we did in the early 00s. We made cds for each other, decorated them and gave them out as presents. Totally a lost art today. I recommend it.
So I just watched the “Moo Moo” episode of Brooklyn Nine Nine and like…
the scene where Cagney and Lacey ask “Is being black bad” just hit me right in the heart
I remember asking my parents that same question as a kid, under different circumstances, and they didn’t have an answer for me. They didn’t explain “No, just some people out there do bad things and will treat you poorly, but that’s on them and it’s not bad to be black”. I’m SO glad that Jake and Amy, however awkwardly, finally explained the situation to Cagney and Lacey. It’s not like kids will be watching B99, but hopefully some parents will see it and handle that question properly and not avoid it, like Amy and Jake tried to do in the first place