Usually social commentary in comics is done via metaphor - mutants are used as proxies for all people groups facing discrimination. There are no metaphors in Black Lightning - this show is absolutely diving head first into commentary about race relations.
Sterling K. Brown won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. While most of his speech was emotional and tearful, he managed to drop one of the funniest lines of the evening, which is hard to do with Kristen Bell hosting. (Video)