NBC medical show features kid getting cancer from racism (I'm not kidding). Check out the internet's reaction. ๐Ÿ˜‚
ยท Jun 20, 2024 ยท NottheBee.com

Is there anything worse or more preachy than your average network primetime melodrama?

This years-old clip from the NBC show New Amsterdam is going viral because people can't believe how something so stupid could just go unnoticed for years.

Doctor 1: I had Cephas take a test ... designed to measure one's social resistance.

Doctor 2: Social resistance. When people like us oppose the values and the systems of the dominant culture ...

Doctor 1: Your son, he feels threatened on a daily basis, like everything he's earned can be taken away. He's disenfranchised ...

He's disenfranchised? Is he no longer allowed to vote?

Doctor 1: Because he can't name it, he's internalizing it ...

Mom: Name what?

Doctor 1: Racism. I think your son's tumor was caused by racism.

[Dramatic Music]

It's so stupid.

This episode aired in February 2020. This was even before George Floyd and BLM. The seeds of "systemic racism" being the cause of every issue were already in the air.

And on the air.



How wild is it that this made it to air?

I mean, it really makes you think. You can give people cancer just by being racist towards them!

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