I finally had a chance to see ABC’s fourth season premiere of Black-ish and as always, I was not disappointed.
The episode points out America’s ignorance of the 150 year Juneteenth celebration, which commemorates June 19, 1865 as the date that ended slavery in Texas.
It also highlights the misinformation taught in schools about Christopher Columbus discovering America were he actually lead a charge to kill its native population. It should be noted that not only did he kill the native population, he and his crew of men looted, raped, committed genocide, stole and destroyed the land where he arrived.
Most importantly, Columbus never actually landed on North America soil.
The episode surrounded Dre, played by Anthony Anderson, trying to figure out a way to make Juneteenth a much more celebrated holiday.
The most interesting moment besides being a Hamilton inspired musical episode was the cartoon supposedly created to show how incredibly terrible Blacks were treated during slavery.
As if, they hadn’t already been aware of this fact or maybe many are not? Really?