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all american season 3 episode 1
All american season 3 episode 1: Every black child in America is aware of the meaning of “The Talk” is. When every young black man in the United States comes to the age of 18 and his parents will sit down with him and teach him the way to communicate with police officers in order that when the time comes when he’s stopped or pulled over by law enforcement officials, they won’t just leave the encounter to be a news story.
In recent times, as victims of violence such as Trayvon Martin or Eric Garner have initiated social protests, TV shows have been able to dive into the relationship with police and their black citizens that they’re supposed to defend. The Blackish series, The Fosters, UnReal, Insecure, Black Lightning, and many more have tackled the issue from their own perspectives. On Wednesday, the All American on the CW’s freshman drama All American dug into the problem from a perspective we haven’t seen previously: from the perspective of the class.
In the film, Spencer ( Daniel Ezra) and Jordan ( Michael Evans Behling) were stopped following their departure from a Crenshaw football match with Jordan’s convertible. The police officer was odd that two black teenagers could be driving such a luxurious car, and when Jordan asked why they were being stopped, both he and Spencer were thrown face-down on the street and were placed in handcuffs. The fight was peacefully ended when Spencer instructed Jordan to close his mouth and ensure that his hands were always visible as Spencer was a fan of The Talk.
Billy’s optimistic naivete adds a new dimension to an already complex issue. But in the end, Jordan was lucky to endure 17 years before reality hit him hard on his quiet Beverly Hills bubble. Are wealthy black men exempt from discrimination based on race? In the words of All American, they’re not. There’s nothing that can erase your race or place you over racial profiling within our country. That’s an issue we can’t reach.