ABC’s ‘Blackish’ Bids Obama a Tearful Goodbye


<p>The Obama Administration is coming to an end, and, safe to say, ABC&rsquo;s <em>Blackish</em> is not taking it well. There aren&rsquo;t too many examples of when I will present video to you without comment.</p>

<p>However, what you are about to see is&hellip;shall we say&hellip;hard to put into words:</p>

<p>♪♪ How do I say goodbye♪♪<br />
♪♪ To what we had?♪♪<br />
♪♪ The good times that made us laugh♪♪<br />
♪♪ Outweigh the bad♪♪</p>

<p>Bow: So, this is why you took a sick day from work -- to make a slide show?</p>

<p>Dre: Do you know how hard it is to choose just the right song? You know, I tried it at first with &quot;I&#39;ll Make Love to You.&quot; It felt okay over Obama but got a little weird over Sasha and Malia.</p>

<p>Bow: Yeah. That&#39;s where it got weird. Okay. All right, then.</p>

<p>Dre: She doesn&#39;t get it. With Obama leaving office, it&#39;s made me think. Obama was more than just the first black president. He was the culmination of years of struggle to make sure our votes counted. 1869 -- Congress passes the 15th Amendment, giving black men the right to vote. 1896 -- Louisiana passes the Grandfather Clause to keep former slaves and their descendants from voting. Registered black voters drop from 44% to 4%. Through the 1940s, poll taxes, literacy tests, and violent threats prevent blacks from voting. 1964 -- the 24th Amendment makes poll tax illegal, and over 250,000 new black voters are registered. 2008 -- Obama. 2011 -- three states pass restrictive photo I.D. Laws to try to stop us from voting again. Where we are is so tenuous and can be so easily taken away. That&#39;s why this current election is so important. No, not this one. This one. Junior is running for student body president against this guy. It may seem a little crazy that I&#39;m investing real time into a high-school election, but the world&#39;s losing one black president. And I want to make sure to give it another. The future of our entire race rests on Junior.</p>

<p>Junior: Okay, which one&#39;s more believable? This one? This one? One more time. This one? This one? This one? This one?</p>

<p>Dre: Yep, this is my guy, and getting him elected was going to be harder than tricking America into putting a black man in the White House -- twice.</p>

<p>Junior: Why aren&#39;t you answering?</p>

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