In this clip there is a singer chosen by Andy in a competition to sing as a representative. However, there is push back by the mayor because the appearance of the singer is not representative of what he wants in terms of wealth, respectability, and image. There is clear remarks of inequality and discrimination despite the talent of the singer and the fair opportunity he has won. There also is a hint of gatekeeping as the people with power are pushing back on the singer due to his looks.
This clip from 2004 follows reporter, Ed Bradley as he interviews Emmett's family about Emmett Till's murder. They provide an overview of the situation at the time, share details on Emmett's personality, and explain what happened to him.
Baines teaches Detroit Red the symbolism of language through the contrast of the two words, "black" and "white." He suggests that society views the white man as the definition of "white" and the black man as the definition of "black."