Black-ish typical deals in humor and is led by stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, but their last episode was different. The cast took a sharp look at police brutality and racial issues. It even dealt with the hope from Obama, and the fear that surrounded his presidency. I wasn’t the only one that was legitimately afraid for that man’s life when he got elected.
Sitcoms used to be the place for special episodes and unique perspectives on serious issues, but that has more or less been passed up nowadays. I’m proud that Black-ish was able to speak up on this, and go beyond the traditionally comedy fare. Sitcoms can still matter more than just a casual thirty minute chuckle.
Watch a clip of an amazing and pivotal scene between Anderson’s Dre and Ross’ Rainbow.