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TV The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations  

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List Rules Vote up the best shows that deal with race issues and are currently airing new episodes on TV or a streaming service.

Throughout history, television has reflected what is going on in society. Currently, there is no more volatile issue than race relations and these are the best TV shows of 2016-2017 that deal with race, ranked according to your votes.

Some of the programs on this list are not just about race. Shows like Master of None and Orange Is the New Black may not delve entirely into issues of race, however, they feature themes or prominent episodes where race is explored. For example, in the second episode on the Netflix show Master of None titled “Parents,” Dev and Brian attempt to find out more about the childhood of their immigrant fathers by taking them out to dinner. It’s an hilarious half hour of television, but more importantly, it explores the wide generation gap between immigrants from poor countries juxtaposed with their American-raised, affluent children.

There are also shows on this list that explore racism as their main focus. The ABC anthology show American Crime centers on race, class, and gender within the biased American legal system. Of course, The People vs. O.J. Simpson, a fictionalized detailed deconstruction of the trial of the century, also revolves around race. The defense knew that in order to win an un-winnable case, they had to make the trail singularly about racial prejudice and injustice.

Vote up the best shows below to rank the best television that deals with race, or add any other good TV series about race that aren't already listed.

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American Crime is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
American Crime Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Elvis Nolasco

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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Black-ish Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marcus Scribner

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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Fresh Off the Boat Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang

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Master of None is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Master of None Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Lena Waithe

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Underground is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations

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The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
The Boondocks Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

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How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
How to Get Away with Murder Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch

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The Carmichael Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
The Carmichael Show Jerrod Carmichael, Loretta Devine, David Alan Grier

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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Quantico Josh Hopkins, Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin

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The People v. O.J. Simpson: Am... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations

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Empire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations

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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Jane the Virgin Anthony Mendez, Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo

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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Scandal Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes

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Black Jesus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Black Jesus Charlie Murphy, John Witherspoon, Kali Hawk

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The Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
The Mindy Project Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Homeland Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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Chelsea Does Racism is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations

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House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
House of Cards Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright

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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Broad City Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress

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Inside Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Inside Amy Schumer Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Narcos Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal