WATCH: Anthony Anderson’s “Powerful” Monologue About President Obama’s Election On Last Night’s Episode of ‘Black-ish’

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Black-ish took it all the way there on Wednesday night (Feb. 24), as the hit ABC series took on the racism, police brutality and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Placing the Johnsons in their living room as they witness news coverage of the fictional shooting of a black teenager at the hands of police. Featuring the multi-generation reactions from Rainbow, Andre, Pops, Ruby, Zoey, Andre Jr., Diana and Jack, the episode became a trending topic on Twitter, as viewers reacted to its powerful message.

One scene, however, earned Anthony Anderson a special round of digital handclaps. Portraying ‘Dre’s opposition to Bow’s goal to instill “hope” into their children, Anderson delivers a stirring monologue in regards to President Barack Obama’s election. Recalling his fear that his hope in an evolved America would be tragically “snatched,” the actor brought an unfortunate sentiment to national television.

“Oh, so you wanna talk about hope, ‘Bow? Obama ran on hope. Remember when he got elected? And we felt like maybe, just maybe, we got out of that bad place and made it to a good place. That the whole country was really ready to turn the corner. You remember that amazing feeling we had during the inauguration? I was sitting right next to you. We were so proud. And we saw him, get out of that limo, and walk alongside of it, and wave to that crowd. Tell me you weren’t terrified when you saw that. Tell me you weren’t worried that someone was gonna snatch that hope away from us like they always do. That is the real world, ‘Bow. And our children need to know that that’s the world they live in.”

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SOURCE: Vibe – Iyana Robertson