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.




I write to explore Black personhood, the life we have built in the shadow of full citizenship. Follow me on Twitter @Established1865.

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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

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