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I agree that S. Epatha

I agree that S. Epatha Merkerson, in particular outside of her role as Anita Van Burean, is not "color-blind." Clearly, in earlier seasons (some 5-6 years back), her character confronted issues of racism and sexism when she sued the NYPD for passing her over for a promotion to Captain. She has also, in the role, made a number statements that clearly confront racism. However, the trend in the show's writing-- which I believe reflect the politics of mainstream US liberalism-- has become increasingly "color-blind." This has resulted in Van Buren's character becoming more and more a "professional" rather than a black women.


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