CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Column: ‘Bridgerton’s’ racial utopia on Netflix vs. the reality of Britain’s imperialism

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Release date: 28/3/2022

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TitleColumn: ‘Bridgerton’s’ racial utopia on Netflix vs. the reality of Britain’s imperialism
Media name/outletChicago Tribune
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Date28/03/22
DescriptionBut there’s something about Regency England that has people in its thrall. Maybe it’s because “Britain kept its legal discrimination at a sufficient distance from the mother country, so that the practice was unseen and, therefore, somehow not registered,” as Gary Younge, a professor of sociology at the University of Manchester, noted recently. I think that might be key to all of this, and I wonder if a show like “Bridgerton” would be as popular were it transposed across the pond and forward a couple decades to America’s antebellum period — a swirl of plantations and Southern belles, minus any acknowledgment of whose labor made it all possible. I mean, I basically just described your typical wedding that takes place on those grounds today.
URLhttps://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/what-to-watch/ct-ent-bridgerton-season-2-racial-utopia-20220328-jl3qfasvrvghxp6d55v5cwlnmu-story.html
PersonsGary Younge