Another Netflix Series…
Another Show That Portrays Cops As Black Hating Racists…
Someone is beating a drum for this streaming service. As first reported by Karen Townsend of Newsbusters, Netflix is once again fanning the flames of racial hatred by producing yet another show in which racist white police officers do the only thing they know how to do, and that is pull guns on black people with a thirst to kill, even if they are children.
The Netflix series Family Reunion which is supposed to be a “family sitcom” decided to give young black children a lesson and that is white cops see you as the enemy because “that’s the reality we are living in”. In one of the episodes entitled “Remember When Our Boys Became Men?” a group of young black children locked themselves out of the house and attempted to get back in. Suddenly, two white police officers arrive and immediately draw guns on the three young terrified kids with the youngest one screaming “please don’t shoot us!”
Afterward, Mazzi says, “I thought the police are supposed to protect us from bad guys. Why did they think we were the bad guys?” “Because we’re black,” answers his older sister. She says it’s not fair, but Moz says, “I know, sweetie, but it’s the reality we’re living in.”
Later in the show, the characters Moz and Cocoa are stopped on their way home by one of the same white cops. He questions if Moz has been drinking. Then he mentions that he was suspended for two days without pay because of Moz’s complaint. Cocoa tells him that he was let off easy. He tells them that he is letting them off easy, too. He ends with a threat “I’ll be watching you.”
After that, Cocoa decides she can’t live with the harassment of their family and tells Moz that they are moving back to Seattle. With that, part 1 of the show ends on a cliffhanger. Before the credits roll, pictures of Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, and Stephon Clark are displayed with the caption, “They could have been our sons…”
This is not the first or only time that Netflix has pushed the divisive “black people vs white cops” narrative in their programming as the arc has now become commonplace in their storytelling. Last month, Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us was the retold story of the Central Park 5 which labels the police officers in the case as well as the future president of the United States a racist for sending “innocent” black kids to prison. Another recent film, See You Yesterday, a film produced by Spike Lee which depicts a story where a young black girl must save her brother from getting killed by the police because, in this universe, interactions with cops and black people always end in the senseless murder of blacks.
The world’s largest streaming services continue to be the home of divisive content and there looks to be no end in sight.