Black-Ish Attacks Police Brutality Brilliantly
Written by wdkxwp on February 26, 2016
This week’s episode of Black-ish was entitled, “Hope,” and centered around a highly publicized court case involving alleged police brutality and an African-American teenager and man was it unapologetically real!
Watching the episode, I kept getting goosebumps as the parents Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) struggle with whether to show their kids how the real world really is or shield them from what’s happening. Dre feels the kids should know, because they are not just kids, they are black kids. Rainbow maintains the feeling of hope, wanting to hold on to the belief that we are in better times.
Throughout the show, Dre is trying to open Rainbow’s eyes and delivers this speech, nearly in tears, about President Obama’s inauguration and hope:
The episode was done beautifully and covers all aspects of the topic of Police brutality on people of color for all generations. If you have not watched the episode, I strongly recommend you go see it. Select cable providers can view the episode at ABC.com or if you have a Hulu account, you can stream it HERE.