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.
Colonel Shaw commends Private Trip on his fighting yesterday. He offers to honor the Private by allowing him to bear the regimental colors. Private Trip indicates that he is not fighting for the Colonel and expresses concern that, even after the war, he and his people will not benefit if they win.
John discusses the US' industrial revolution and the extremely wealthy individuals who profited off the era. They were either seen as "robber barrons" or "captains of industry" because they controlled much of the US' money and held the largest companies in the world.
Katherine Johnson gives a speech about how she has to travel half a mile just to use the bathroom because of the lack of coloured bathrooms in the office building she works in. She indicates that she isn't treated equally as as a result.