Rose's real last name is Bloomfield (I think).
Bruno's last name is Marceti (or soemthing like that).
Don't know Carmen's last name.
I assume the Sparks' aren't a real family either.
I kind of lost a bit of interest in the show when I found out.
That said, it seems Nick and Rose are the smartest ones on the show.
Bruno has no open mindedness whatsoever.
Brian, I think, exhaggerates a bit to try and make his point (especially when talking to Bruno).
Carmen is just a complete ignoramous.
Renee just doesn't really seem to care either way.
I like what Nick said about "I don't see white people or black people, I just see people". If only everyone thought that way.
And, from what I read in another thread, Nick isn't an embarrasment to the black youth (or black people in general). Yes, he doesn't seem to take his education seriously, but I don't think that has anything to do with the color of his skin. That's a problem that alot of KIDS (of all colors) are having nowadays. And the whole "Gansta" look is everywhere now, and it's black, white, hispanic, etc... It's just the "Thing" these days. Yes, a lot of rap (not all) is sending a negative message, but if there's one thing positive it's that at least it's appealing to all races. All races (not all people of all races, obviously) finding some kind of common ground. This is just youth of course.
If rappers would take it upon themselves to send a more positive message in their lyrics it might help take a big step, not only against racism, but for the betterment of everyone in general (being that so many people/kids listen to rap music).
Anyway, it's all a bunch of BS (the show) being that at least 2 of them are actors (and probably more. Brian looks familiar).