ABC Drama Claims 'Racism is Built Into the DNA of America'

NewsBusters | 3/2/2018 | Staff
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How to Get Away WIth Murder has some pretty interesting ideas on race in America. In the March 1 episode "Lahey v. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania," Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) is headed to the Supreme Court with a big class-action judicial reform case alleging inadequate public representation for black and underprivileged defendants. Being a Shonda Rimes show, this was an excuse for race-baiting comments.

In her opening arguments, Annalise introduces race-based arguments, and some of the justices don't want to allow it. She quickly has one of the lawyers on her team pull some more information and gets ready for a rebuttal. It ends up being a leftist's dream speech.

Annalise - Racism - DNA - America - Blind

Annalise: Racism is built into the DNA of America. And as long as we turn a blind eye to the pain of those suffering under its oppression, we will never escape those origins. The only safeguard people of color have is the right to a defense, and we won't even give them that. Which means that the promise of civil rights has never been fulfilled. Due to the failure of our justice system, our public defense system in particular, Jim Crow is alive and kicking -- laws that made it illegal for blacks and whites to be buried in the same cemetery, that categorized people into quadroon and octaroons, that punished a black person for seeking medical attention in a white hospital. Some may claim that slavery has ended. But tell that to the inmates who are kept in cages and told that...
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