Riddle me this Mr. Arellano, how is referencing a “bona fide barbershop” as a legitimate beacon for the black race in OC not trivializing the social complexity of that race while also perpetrating a theatrical stereotype that likely makes socially ignorant groups, like frat boys, more inclined to think it’s ok to don blackface in jest?
Where in your so-called coverage are the thousands of African-American professionals who live and work in OC represented? Surely they exist. Further, are you not by attempting to embarrass and shame those who are not black for the lack of what YOU have deemed an unacceptable black census in the county at the same time stripping black people of the power to determine their own destiny?
Oh I agree there is shame to be had here, Mr. Arellano, and it is in your over-simplified thinking on this topic.