Thank you the Urban Dads on Facebook for sharing this insight. No matter your nationality or culture, this short clip brings a point home, especially to the youth who are not as clear about the history of Black Americans. This piece is short, simple and affective.
It was taken from an episode of Black-ish an American sitcom. Actor in the clip is Anthony Anderson.
ABC where the series is aired describes it like this…
Like any parents, Andre “Dre” (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross) Johnson want to give their children the best. But their offspring’s childhood is turning out to be much different than theirs. They now realize at least two things: there is a price to pay for giving their children more than what they ever had, and these loving parents are totally unprepared for the fallout.
Wikipedia describes it like this…
Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) has it all: a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), four kids and a big home in a classy neighborhood, but as a black man, he begins to question whether all his success has brought too much cultural assimilation for his family. With the help of his father (special guest star Laurence Fishburne), Dre begins to try to create a sense of ethnic identity for the members of his family that will allow them to honor their background while preparing them to embrace the future.