I caught part of it this weekend, and while it was definitely a superficial take on complicated subjects, I think there was value there.
It was a surprise to me that a black male job applicant was on equal footing with a white male applicant with a felony conviction. That seems horrendous.
I actually appreciated that they brought up the disparity in treatment within the black community of darker and lighter skinned people. I had heard about this, but had never actually seen it in practice until I worked as an assistant in public school. The teacher I worked with was black, and it was depressing to see her preferences acted out in the classroom. Most light skinned kids or blond, white kids were always her favorites (and, yeah, she acted on that), while usually the most darkskinned child in the class got picked on. There was some difference in treatment depending on the child's behavior, but by and large, the preferences were pretty obvious.
Sad to see it passed onto another generation,and especially from a teacher.
The content of the CNN piece was probably most useful to people who do not have much/ any contact with black Americans. I am sure there were more surprises in there for folks who don't live it every day.
And, Miss P, thanks for the link. You are an awesome resource, as usual.