This was such an important line to me. They never once used Angela as a black stereotype but they didn’t try to erase her identity as a black woman either. Nor did they make her being the black girl the only thing about her. She was quirky, wrote poetry, colored her hair and she cried. She was in equal measures strong and vulnerable. She was desired, full of insecurity and confidence. The only time any of the usual stereotypical TV troops about black women were brought into play they were used in a satirical way to make fun of how little the characters around her knew about being a Woc because they weren’t Woc and even then there was no hostility or alienation on either parts. Angela was a complex black girl, with complex relationships and a realistic personality/sense of identity and her character was just really important to me.