Wednesday night on ABC a rather direct episode of Black-ish aired.
Dre, played by Anthony Anderson went where most scripts don’t dare.
During a round table discussion at the marketing firm
the president-elect came up and dialogue began to burn.
Dre’s co-workers went around the table expressing their despair vs. hope
and most were perplexed, admitting: for the pres-elect, ‘they did not vote.’
But then there was one young lady sitting across from Daphne (played by Wanda Sykes)
who did vote for the pres-elect; her name is Laura and she happens to be white.
Suddenly the script got hype and the mostly male co-worker situation started to question
what was on her mind in the booth? With debated breath they insisted confession.
The young lady at the round table expressed her truth-in-thinking the elect would be fair –
and did not wake up post election like her co-workers with a pitted feeling of despair.
When the mic was turned to Dre
at first he didn’t have much to say.
But when pressed by peers on the subject
Dre had much to say and with clarity it erupted.
The writers of the LEMONS episode were sharp in laying their delivery
When Dre spoke on his feeling, I was chilled and it went right though me.
The monologue was touching and Dre was convicted in his necessary release.
In short he said, ‘I’ve always supported this country, even when it doesn’t support me.’
That’s what’s it like to be BLACK LIKE ME.
Dre continued at the round table expressing how he remains hopeful and presses on…
he is not unique in his stance, this is many a Black persons song.
So let me let you hear the monologue as not to quote him wrong:
Watch It Quick – it’s the most reflective say!
Again Watch It Quick- before YT takes it away.
I couldn’t quote it word for word, so I found this cheesy shot.
Give me a few minutes to compose a word-for-word on this slot.
In the meantime enjoy the view
the writers of this series are thinking about you.
The writers of this series are thinking about us as a whole.
Racism is an ugly mother and the –ish is way past old.
I love this series because it does its best
to build a bridge that connects us at the vest…
What Dre expressed needed to be said… it’s a start.
I hope that you saw the series on Wednesday if not, try and cop it ON DEMAND.
and Black-ish is Playing Ball. Thank God, because we need ’em to, man.