I think they did that by not actually handling race or black characters so much as interrogating whiteness. Some of the best scenes on the show come from the portraits of whiteness and a kind of white maleness ("I like Tracy Jordan. Dude's a baller. I like that you've got a slut on the show, even if she is a little boned out.")
And they did this without apologizing for being white, without giving a diversity lecture, but by just being the thing. I'm going to miss that.
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