The Problem With “Ted Lasso’s” Akufo is Him Being the Spear of Capitalism

The show gives an example of moral capitalism — while making sure its Black character shows its dark side.

Hal H. Harris
Established in 1865
7 min readJul 23, 2023

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A Black man staring through a soccer net. Source: Nappy.

Ted Lasso’s humor and joy live in its wordplay.

Toward the end of its third and final season, Lasso and AFC Richmond owner have a brief…

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Hal H. Harris
Established in 1865

Black on Both Sides. Medium Writers Challenge Winner. The founder of Established in 1865. I Tweet @Established1865. E-mail is hal.harris@est1865.com.