The "Good Black Man"
As I was watching the new HBO series “Insecure” I was inspired by the scene where Lawrence, the boyfriend of the main character Issa, is at the bank cashing one of his unemployment checks. He’s having a conversation with a female teller with whom he seems to be familiar. After Lawrence tells her about his failed interview, she proceeds to give him words of encouragement. She describes him as a “good black man”.