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Shonda Rhimes an American television producer, screenwriter, and the author has had an influence on the modern programming of American television is best known as the creator, head writer, executive producer the political drama show Scandal which airs on ABC.
The show Scandal which has a history of creating buzzes in the media is buzzing again after publishing a powerful anti-slavery prison reform scene on its Facebook page that has been viewed almost 2 million times. The scene consists of an attorney making an argument to SCOTUS that slavery was never abolished and racism is rife in the criminal justice system which feeds profits to the private prison owners. Although the 13th Amendment was not mentioned by name. it is the amendment that legalized slavery and involuntary servitude for all “duly convicted” of crimes. Systemic 6th Amendment issues concerning speedy trials and how racism preventing a just process for non-white defendants are also made.
The powerful and education performance was delivered by Viola Davis, the star of the popular tv program “How To Get Away With Murder”.
Sources: How To Get Away With Scandal, https://www.facebook.com/ScandalABC/videos/2040449452651493/?t=2
Scandal and HTGAWM Crossover: Annalise and Olivia Go to the Supreme Court, http://www.tvguide.com/news/scandal-how-to-get-away-with-murder-crossover-recap-annalise-olivia-supreme-court/
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