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Black & White is the fourteenth episode of Season 3 of Degrassi Junior High, and the fortieth episode overall. It aired on February 20, 1989.


Michelle and B.L.T. have been getting along great, and he's even invited her to the graduation dance. Everything's fine until he walks her home one evening, and suddenly her parents aren't so happy about her date. It couldn't possibly be because he's black and she's white, could it? Spike's daycare falls through, and she has to try to find a job—not an easy task when you wear your hair like she does.


B.L.T. and Michelle are leaving science when someone calls B.L.T. a n****, which provokes a fight. B.L.T. is taken to the principal, but only gets a warning. Later on, B.L.T. asks Michelle to the graduation dance, who says yes. Later at Michelle's home, her and B.L.T. are working on a collage when her parents arrive, she introduces them to B.L.T., after B.L.T. leaves, her parents tell her that she didn't know he was coloured, and forbid her from going to the dance with him. She later asks him if it's because he's black, they explain that it's not natural for different colours to date. Michelle tells B.L.T. what they stated later on, and he gets angry, but she just asks him to go to the dance with her, he agrees.

Second Plot[]

Spike's babysitter moves away, causing her to need to find someone else to watch Emma during the day. This causes her to have to find a job but the first place she looks, the manager mocks her hairstyle and after claiming that she was late for the interview, refuses to hire her.

Third Plot[]

All throughout the episode Bartholomew and Scooter were taking photos for the yearbook.

  • The characters featured in the final freeze frame for this episode were B.L.T. and Michelle.
  • This marks the start of B.L.T. and Michelle's relationship.
  • Mr. Accette is played by Frank Quinlan in this episode. In all of his subsequent appearances, he was played by Richard Kovsky.
  • This marks the first and only time that the n-word has been said on Degrassi.

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DJH Season 3 Episodes

Can't Live With 'EmA Big Girl NowSeason's GreetingsLoves Me, Loves Me NotHe Ain't Heavy...The Whole TruthStar-CrossedFood for ThoughtTwenty BucksTaking Off (1)Taking Off (2)Making WhoopeeBlack & WhitePa-arty!Bye-Bye, Junior High