Earlier this week, ABC’s sitcom Black-ish aired an episode that took the 2016 presidential election head on, providing one of the most compelling and powerful scenes to thus far.
The scene shows Anthony Anderson, who plays Dre Johnson and his coworkers as they engaged in a discussion about the election, and how Lucy (Catherine Reitman) voted for President-elect Donald Trump.
It all starts when Leslie Stevens (Peter Mackenzie) asks, “Why do you not care about what’s happening to our country.” As Dre responds, “You don’t think I care about this country.”
“I love this country, even though at times it doesn’t love me back. For my whole life, my parents, my grandparents, me, for most black people, this system has never worked for us. But we still played ball. Tried to do my best to live by the rules, even though we knew they would never work out in our favor.”
Dre speaks a montage of different photos showing everything from segregation to black people voting, are sequenced to the song of “Strange Fruit.”
“I love this country as much if not more than you do and don’t you ever forget that,” Dre ends it before walking away from the group.
Watch Dre’s powerful ‘Black-ish‘ monologue below.
— CatchGifUCan ✈️ (@CatchGifUCan) January 12, 2017