Shonda Rhimes Addresses Police Brutality Against Young Black Men In “Scandal” Episode
Last night, Emmy-nominated producer Shonda Rhimes used her hit television drama series “Scandal” to shed more light on the growing epidemic of police brutality against African-Americans.
We won’t give too much of the episode away for those who haven’t seen it yet, accept to say that the plot of the storyline was loosely based on the events surrounding the real-life murder of unarmed black teenager Mike Brown, who was heartlessly gunned down by white Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson. Among the many unforgettable moments of the episode’s story were the multiple cringe-worthy scenes that gave viewers an all-too-real glimpse into the true mindset of how many police officers view African-Americans.
In an eery coincidence, the episode also aired on the same week that Mike Brown’s parents announced plans to file a wrongful death suit against Wilson, who has evaded being charged for any of his actions in connection to the murder thus far. Shonda herself had this to say yesterday evening as the story came to a close:
Needless to say, if you haven’t gotten a chance to see the episode, you’ll definitely want to check it out. Much respect to Shonda Rhimes and all of the actors involved in the episode for bringing this disturbing issue to the forefront of prime-time television.
For those who have seen the episode, what were your thoughts?