The Problems With Black Suffering On-Screen

How far is too far when it comes to exposing Black pain?

Illustration by Renald Louissaint. Images: Netflix and FX

CCandy Ferocity could have been any Black trans woman, and maybe that was the problem. On the award-winning FX series Pose, Candy’s position oscillated between being the laughingstock of the balls, a bullying house mother, and a witty sidekick. But unlike other house mothers, such as Blanca and…