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Aldis Hodge On Why “Underground” Resonates In Today’s Political Climate

The actor discusses how the themes of the hit show "Underground" still resonate in today's political climate and why it's time for people to speak openly about America's history and the ongoing struggle for equality. Check out Hodge breaking it all down in the clip.

SHOW TRANSCRIPT

[BLANK_AUDIO] Is there a lot of similarities [UNKNOWN] as you often talk about how Underground has a lot of similarities to kinda the climate that we're going through now. Tell us about those similarities, [LAUGH] And how we can learn to kinda push through by watching the season. I had to take my head off that Bastard [LAUGH]. Well. Mm-hm. No, no. I mean for me it's just a wonderful experience because this is the first time that I've actually really been exposed to this true history. And it gives me a different appreciation for my heritage which is American history, not just a question to being Black American history. This is something we all benefit from and it shows that these are issues we still deal with today and things that we still need to confront in a very open and honest, and to a degree, almost in an aggressive way, non violent, but aggressive and it means not beating around the bush. Threatened. A lot of people say, why another show like this? That's because it didn't want to deal with it or see what we had seen before. But now they get to see heroes and people fight for their values and their own self worth because they know it. [BLANK_AUDIO]