‘Black-ish’ episode on Trump’s election is a tour de force

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Not for the first time, ABC’s black-ish asked the difficult and direct political question on everyone’s minds. “At the end of the day, no one wants to be on the losing side of an upset, but what happens when the winners and the losers are supposed to be on the same team?”

In Season 3 episode 12, black-ish didn’t talk around the irreconcilable difficulties of a Trump presidency for a Black family. The kids find solace in learning about Black leaders and literally making lemonade. Dre’s (Anthony Anderson) workplace becomes overrun after the election as the employees work endlessly to figure out why and how this happened.

Dre and his colleagues try to lay blame for Trump’s presidency. They speak openly about who they voted for and why, about what one employee saw in Trump and about the mountain of problems with him as a person. It was all-too familiar for many Americans who have struggled since the election, and resonated deeply with audiences as a result:

The episode is streaming on Hulu now.

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