The Problem With “Ted Lasso’s” Sam Is That He Allows Silence Toward Racism

The show openly discusses many -isms except for racism to the narrative detriment of the show.

Sam Obisanya, played by Toheeb Jimoh. Source: Screen Rant.

In Ted Lasso’s Christmas episode, a substitution of goat for a more palatable white meat encapsulates the show’s attitudes toward Blackness.

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Hal H. Harris

Hal H. Harris

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