They had all the makings of a great episode here. It could have been a powerful and moving episode.
What it was, instead, was a cliched, lukewarm and sometimes boring episode.
When Raymond is ranting about all his woes of being 'black' heseems more like a kid who has been denied candy then somebody who has been wronged. There is no feeling to his words. He started making himself look like a fool when he asked to be called 'Z-Man' by the police and made the typical cliched demands of a car, money and a helicopter. It got even worse when he goes on saying things like 'making my homeboys proud of me.'
His character is loud and over the top. I frankly thought that the director didn't know whether to make this a serious episode or a comedy and in the end ended up doing neither.