I love the TV show The Office. I think it’s funny and relevant and the actors all have great chemistry and well developed sense of who their character is. I also think it has a habit of mishandling the females that it gives more than side screen time too which I’ve already blogged about here, and am planning on doing again soon.
Yesterday I was watching the episode where Scranton and Stanford merge and Michael comments on Karen Phillipelli being “exotic looking”. Later on it is stated that she’s Italian. Here’s my thought:
Rashida Jones is Quincy Jones’ daughter and she is obviously bi-racial. The writers of the Office have never shied away from race as a way to expose Michael for being a privileged, racist idiot so why blatantly ignore this part of her identity? I really hope it’s not because minorities are for the bit players but the g/f of office heartthrob Jim Halpert (who is also kind of an entitled ass Nice Guy).