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'The Carmichael Show' is coming back for season three May 31 with episodes addressing controversial topics such as African American literacy and the N-word.
One episode in particular is titled 'Cynthia's birthday' and focuses on Loretta Devine's character's birthday party with her family, reported the Los Angeles Daily News.
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However, the party gets uncomfortable when one of the sons, Jerrod, played by Jerrod Carmichael, gives her a book as a gift. The book is a 'first-edition hard cover of the Jacqueline Kennedy biography'.
But, another son, Bobby, played by Lil Rel Howrey, says a book is a bad gift because 'black people don't read.'
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During a table read of the episode, Devine admitted the themes are provocative, and said this idea black people don't read upset her because, as she explained: 'I have always read, I love to read.'
David Alan Grier, though, who plays father-of-the-house Joe, said the episode is meant to make the audience think.
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'It's so much about conversation, difficult conversation....
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