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June 05, 2020

Debbie Allen Shares Powerful Scene from 'A Different World' Depicting Racial Issues

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Debbie Allen shares a powerful scene from her hit TV show "A Different World" depicting racial issues, especially since it bears the same weight as it did from almost three decades ago. 

With protests and demonstrations happening around America fighting against racial injustices and police brutality, Debbie Allen shared a familiar scene from her show "A Different World" where characters with different races discuss racial issues amongst themselves. 

"Today, this scene from #ADifferentWorld holds just as much weight as it did 28 years ago. #BlackLivesMatter"

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BLACK LIVES MATTER

Debbie Allen joins the list of celebrities to speak out over the issues of racial injustice as she posted a series of social media posts in support of the African-American community. The protests come after Minneapolis local, George Floyd, passed away in the hands of police while out on a grocery run.

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Floyd was out purchasing groceries when a clerk judged him for allegedly writing a bad check. The clerk then called police officers to go to the scene, and that was when they arrested George in front of onlookers. 

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WHAT SPARKED IT ALL

Floyd was tackled to the ground with an officer's knee on his neck for a couple of minutes. Despite letting officers know that he was having a hard time breathing, they continued to hold him in that position until he lost consciousness. 

Allen herself joined a protest in Santa Monica, taking a stand for George Floyd in a demand for justice.

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WORLDWIDE OUTCRY FOR JUSTICE

After a video of the incident went viral, an outcry from all over the world demanded a stop to police brutality. Protests and demonstrations around America have been going on for more than a week already. 

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Allen herself joined a protest in Santa Monica, taking a stand for George Floyd in a demand for justice. It was organized by mothers, and the entire community joined in to complete the peaceful rally in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

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