'The Night Of' Was a Win, Just Not for Brown People

Let's rewind to last week when we all watched Riz Ahmed become the first male actor of Asian descent to win an acting Emmy for his role as Nasir in HBO's The Night Of. That same evening, black professionals came away as big winners too, including Lena Waithe for Master of None, for the show's tremendous "Thanksgiving," and Sterling K. Brown for This Is Us. In comparing the seven black and two South Asian winners, I saw a problem that's easy to overlook. We're so conditioned as people of...

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