There could never be a black Andy Sipowicz.

I wish there was a show like NYPD Blue with a black Andy Sipowicz. I’m not talking about having a bitter, middle-aged Polish-American cop just happen to be black (Are there even black people in Poland?). Our black “Sipowicz” could be native New Yorker; born and raised in the Bronx. We could call him ‘Andrew Franklin’. I’m talking about having a high drama with a black central character that is as flawed and brutal and petty and racist and misogynistic as Sipowicz, but that finds universal favor with the audience because…

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Jan Blount

Jan Blount

Educated, but averse to sophistry. I write about what I know, what angers me and what moves me. I ponder about race, politics, and whether true love exists.