This idea came to me as I was waking up from a nap a few weeks ago when a lot of the shit around race and police brutality was going down.

So, here's what I'm thinking...

You guys know Family Feud, right? In case you don't, every weekday, Steve Harvey hosts the game show where two families --  typically one African-American family and one Caucasian American family -- compete to name the most popular responses to survey questions answered by 100 random Americans. It's a show my dad loves, and we often watch as a family.

The questions are typically about commonplace, universal experiences in life like "What does a big family need a lot of?", sometimes they are sexual in nature "What is the most difficult article of clothing to remove from a woman's body?"

But never are the questions hard-hitting, philosophical, or really controversial. It's a fun-loving family show after all.

The set up, though, is interesting to me and ripe for that level of discussion: a gregarious, comedic African-American male host asking a black middle class family and a white middle class family to name what they think a majority of Americans would say when asked about race in America.

If not on the show itself, this could be the premise for a really good SNL skit. How do I pitch this?

Anyway, it's not fully baked, clearly. I'll leave you with a recent clip from the show that addresses color, albeit superficially.


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