The greatest thing about ‘Black-ish’ is how it constantly is taking on real issues (and even makes fun of them on occasion).
In honor of Anthony Anderson‘s birthday, we revisit some of his best moments as Dre where he encounters racial issues, political issues, and legal issues that plague the Black Community, but also makes it entertaining for the audience, while learning a thing or two on the way.
Response To Police Brutality
When being pulled over in a car, with a “passed out white woman” whom the car belongs to, Dre is faced with different scenarios on how to respond to the cop. Though this is a very hard topic considering all of the police offers that have shot Black drivers, this drives the point home while still making it comical.
U.S. Judicial System
Talking about how the legal system has worked against black people for ages, even with visual representation.
“Snowflake In An Elevator”
When people are prejudice against black people, they tend to see them as a threat no matter what. So when Dre is confronted by a little white girl crying in an elevator, he justifies why he didn’t try to help her.
The N Word
When discussing the “N Word,” they are in mixed company, and when the older white man in the room says he misses the word “colored,” all hell breaks loose.
Junior Is A Republican
When Dre’s son reveals he joined a Young Republicans Club at school, he proceeds to spiral downhill, not offering his son lunch because it would be considered “a handout” by Republicans, and then he must make Bow understand why this is such an upsetting ordeal.
Happy Birthday Anthony!
If Amy Cooper were a jelly doughnut, she would be a ‘Sarcasm-filled Doughnut.’