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"Black-ish" Was Open And Honest About Police Brutality In America

"The system is rigged against us."

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Wednesday night's episode of Black-ish centered on police brutality and highlighted conversations that many black Americans struggle to have with their kids.

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During the episode, Dre (Anthony Anderson) and his wife Bo (Tracee Ellis Ross) get into a discussion about police brutality as the family waits to see if a police officer will be indicted for killing a black man who was unarmed.

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The episode has been praised for its honest depiction of a subject that's all too real for black Americans.

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A lot of people took to Twitter with their thoughts on the episode:

Just watched last night's episode of #blackish. Reminds me of TV in the 70s/80s, when polarizing topics always were addressed.

woke up a little early today to watch last night's episode of #blackish. beautiful. we needed this show so bad, man.

That #Blackish episode dead made me cry. It was too #real

The #Blackish episode re: protest & police violence is powerful, honest, and thoughtfully engages the topic. It's a must see.

There's a moment between Bo and Dre that is particularly poignant when the two began to discuss how they felt when President Obama was inaugurated.

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Dre touched on how they both thought that things would change in terms of how black people are treated...

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...even though there was the aching feeling that something would go wrong.

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Finally, Dre summarizes his point by saying that, although hope is great, it's best to be honest with their children about how the world actually is.

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