Wednesday night’s episode of ABC’s family comedy Black-Ish was simply amazing. While other shows have been afraid to tackle controversial social issues, the folks behind Black-ish have found a way to mix comedy with real, honest conversations about everything from the n-word to gun violence. But last night’s show about the Black Lives Matter movement and the lack of justice for Black victims of police violence was absolutely superb.
During the episode, aptly titled “Hope,” Andre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) disagree with how to talk to their children about a highly publicized case of alleged police. Andre and his parents, Ruby and Pops, want to be frank with the kids, while Rainbow believes the justice system will work and wants the children to remain hopeful.
While you should certainly watch the entire episode (view it here), one scene, about the fragility of Black folks’ hope in America, damn near left us in tears.
Take a look.