"Black-ish" is meant to portray a middle-class black family and their reactions to society, the world and life in general. In their quest, they address many issues, stereotypes and social taboos that essentially help hold a mirror up to their fellow human beings revealing the cracks in their shallow facade at being polite. But that is where the similarity between a real middle-class black family and the Johnson family ends, on account of the latter being extremely wealthy. Money more often than not changes the lived experience of a certain event. This is true even in "Black-ish". Because of the money, the reactions of the characters would often differ from reality, rendering it slightly unrelatable. This begs the question, on what level was the show trying to connect with their viewers, the issues, or the class or just an overall idea of black life?