How To Get Away With Murder **SPOILER
27 Sep 2015 15:18 #7784
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This series is incredibly interesting So many topics are discussed throughout the series, including race and the judicial system. One episode, "Whack-A-Mole" follows the life story an African American man who was sent to prison for murdering his white girlfriend. The altruistic motives for the case are shown and the back story for one of the characters is shown.
During the show it is made evident that through the murder of the white girlfriend, who was trying to stop some lower income apartments to be sold and the tenants evicted, that is benefited a white senator as he was trying to build on the area. Her death not only helped for his building to unopposed, but also for the judge presiding over it to be given a promotion. It is later learned that the judge presiding was one of the main character's father, who post trial was able to become a prominent and distinguished judge. Through the use of manipulated evidence, along with a coerced witness, one can learn to what extent greed and wealth can grow.
The fact that the man is able to go to jail for something that he did not commit solely due to his race, is something that disgusts me. He was grossly framed as a way to benefit others, especially some who are Caucasian. It is not something completely unheard of, and has recently come back into light with the events that transpired throughout the US. I thought that it was interesting to see a show speak about it in such depth and not just brush upon them.
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