'Black-ish' cast explains the show's racial theme

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sitting down with Dancing with the Stars fan-favorite Cheryl Burke, the cast of ABC's upcoming new show, black-ish, explains the big conversation about the show's racial themes. And having a little fun in the process. Watch below.

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As the show centers around three generations of a black family with differing levels of cultural acceptance, the show is about family and embracing their differences as each generation embraces the new changing world around them.

The cast explains that the term "black-ish" is about embracing different cultures, similar to how much of black culture has been embraced worldwide into other cultures, citing music, dance, fashion, language:

"And if you've done that, then you might be 'black-ish.' May not be black! But you may be 'black-ish!'" said star Anthony Anderson.

black-ish stars Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne, premiering Wednesday night at 9:30|8:30c on ABC. Find out more about the show here.

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