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Colin in Black & White, Sex: Unzipped: the seven best shows to stream this week

By Phil Harrison

October 22, 2021

Pick of the week

Colin in Black & White

Netflix, from Friday 29 October

As a Black man with sporting talent, Colin Kaepernick was only allowed success on white America’s terms. When he challenged that by protesting against racial inequality, he was cast into the wilderness and, ironically, is now a visible victim of that trope beloved of the reactionary right: cancel culture. Plenty for a TV series to get its teeth into, then. This drama – co-created by Kaepernick with Ava DuVernay – initially searches for answers in his youthful experiences as an adopted child of white parents, before bringing things up to date. Jaden Michael stars as the young Kaepernick until the man himself steps in to tell his own story of modern America