Mixed-ish: A relatable show added to the mix

Anisa Saigo | Staff Writer

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Mixed-ish, the newest installment to Kenya Barris’ “-ish” series of television shows, provides an inside look at the childhood of the Black-ish main character, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), growing up as a biracial woman.

Mixed-ish is based on her childhood and how difficult it was for her to be biracial during the 1970s.

The show, which airs at 9 p.m. on ABC, is relatable because people who belong to two completely different races often feel like an outcast. Hampton students have taken interest
in the Mixed-ish series.

“I am a huge fan of the ‘-ish’ world,” HU student Nya Smith said, referring to the television shows Black-ish, Grown-ish and Mixed-ish.

“I hope that Mixed-ish touches on topics like the struggle of multiracial identities that I know a lot of people face.”

Hamptonian Destiny Jones agrees. “I can’t wait to see if Mixed-ish touches on topics that resonate with me,” she said.

Hopefully, Mixed-ish will display an accurate depiction of obstacles that those with biracial and lighter skin tones face daily.



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