It seems that the message of Black Lives Matter has stretched beyond the usual cop shows and into sitcoms.
In the third season premiere of CBS’s “The Neighborhood,” the police are characterized as being enforcers of systemic racism akin to that of slavery. The moment comes when the character Malcolm tells his family how a friend of his was arrested by police without cause.
“We were playing ball down at the park when these cops showed up and just started harassing us. And Trey told them we weren’t doing anything wrong, and they, they just threw him on the ground and started beating him up,” Malcolm says in the episode, as reported by Newsbusters.
In response, Malcolm and his family organize a protest at the local police station. Later in the protest, Malcolm’s father and their neighbor Dave get into a conversation about how police are part of a system that keeps black people “undereducated, over-incarcerated, and out of the