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

Monica Otayza
Jun 05, 2020
08:30 A.M.

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.

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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"

BLACK LIVES MATTER

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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.

Debbie Allen at the Red Carpet of "Turn Me Loose" at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 15, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images

Debbie Allen at the Red Carpet of "Turn Me Loose" at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 15, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images

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.

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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