Coco, Dear White People
"Coco is a damn boss and I love it. She gives it to everyone straight, no BS, no chaser — unless you have something she wants and she needs a little honey to sweeten that bitter tea. Season two shows Coco on a journey that no one expected and I absolutely adored. It showcases her strength, perseverance, and determination to make it on her own terms no matter what anyone may think or feel about it. She refuses to bow down to people's opinions or expectations, and if she has to break some eggs while doing it, she will. If there's ever been a character who can light a fire under your ass to get you motivated, it's definitely Coco.
But even as she's snapping necks to get people to do what she wants, she's showing her vulnerability and making connections people wouldn't expect because she's 'too hard.' She's a very real depiction of what women who strive to reach the top of their careers are like, with the added pressure of being a black woman who wants to succeed in a harsh industry (law). I love seeing the complex layers that go into her character. It's amazing to see how hard someone will work to make their goals come true, and it's inspiring to a young black woman like me, who would never choose to be complacent in her own life."
— Mekishana Pierre, assistant entertainment editor