Eriq LaSalle's Peter Benton : LUSENET : ER Discussions : One Thread

What was the meaning of the summary review (when it said that it was funny) when Peter Benton asked if him dating a white woman had anything to do with Carla saying he needs to be raised by black parents, and what does that have to do with Eriq LaSalle himself?

-- Marina Claxton (, October 03, 1999


I think Phyl was commenting on the irony of the situation...While the character Peter Benton happily dated and became close to a white female (Corday), Eriq LaSalle eventually spoke to the writers and asked that the story be terminated. He thought it sent the wrong message to viewers- perhaps mainly to African-American viewers- that after two rather tense and unhappy affairs with black women, his first positive romance is with a white woman.

-- Chris A. (, October 04, 1999.

Thank you, Chris, I couldn't have said it better, or more accurately, myself.

-- Phyl (, October 05, 1999.

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