'Black-ish' aired a one-hour "Election Special," during which Junior (Marcus Scribner), who is finally old enough to vote in his first presidential election, quickly learns that the voting system is not quite set up in his favor.
"Everything I've been taught about the promise of this country is a lie. From the founding, to the way that the electoral college disenfranchises people, to the way that even when we got the right to vote we had to pass all these crazy tests. Every time we have earned the right to vote, they have figured out some way to claw it back from us," Junior tells his father Dre (Anthony Anderson).
Following his revelation, Junior goes on an internet search for answers, which basically turns into an informative history lesson for 'Black-ish' viewers, as he watches several episodes on the topic of voting, the highlights of which included "Democracy in Jeopardy," a game show hosted by Anderson, and Tracee Ellis Ross portraying the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as a talk show guest throughout history.
'Black-ish' viewers were busy on social media Sunday night during the episode, as they took to Twitter to praise the sitcom's "informative history lesson" on voting.
Ultimately, when Junior admitted to his father that he was ready to give up on voting, Dre explained to his son that that's exactly what the system was designed to do, and the best way to stop voter suppression is to simply get out and vote.