Before she was cast in “black-ish,” Tracee Ellis Ross was more than familiar with the concept.
Growing up with a white father (businessman Robert Ellis Silberstein) and a black mother (superstar Diana Ross), she knew she was different but “it wasn’t a negative thing. It was really an extraordinary experience, mostly because it made me very comfortable with difference. My immediate impulse with people was to look for what was the same and not what was different.”
In the new ABC comedy, Ross and Anthony Anderson play parents who want to give their children a bit of the black experience. Unfortunately, their children have become part of a difficult culture.
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