Shonda Rhimes and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Cast Take A Knee in Solidarity

Following the controversy surrounding various NFL players and team owners taking a knee in solidarity, acclaimed screenwriter/producer Shonda Rhimes and the cast of Grey’s Anatomy are showing their support for the NFL and standing up against racial injustice in the United States.

On Wednesday (September 27), Rhimes shared a photo on Instagram of her alongside Debbie Allen, Ellen Pompeo and Jessie Williams taking a knee and their hands over their hearts at the cast’s 300th episode party. “And we took a knee in solidarity of racial justice,” she wrote.

…and we took a knee in solidarity of racial justice. #takeaknee #greysanatomy #300th

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Along with Rhimes, Jessie Williams also shared a photo of the cast taking a knee in solidarity, “Wherever I go, I’m me. This life, is a ‘we’ thing,” he captioned the photo.

Wherever I go, I’m me. This life, is a “we” thing. #WeWorks #NowGetBackToWork #SWIPE #WorkplaceGoals

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However, Rhimes and the stars are not the only ones showing their support for those who are protesting racial injustice. Stars, including Stevie Wonder, Solange, Olivia Wilde, Pharrell, John Legend, Uzo Aduba, and Bruce Maxwell, were recently seen showing their support by taking a knee. This all began when Donald Trump lashed out at NFL players who did not stand during the national anthem –a form of protest brought to life by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. During the rally in Alabama, Trump urged team owners to remove players off the field and fire them – calling those who did not stand a “son of a b***h.”

Back in 2016, Kaepernick opened up about why he will not stand during the national anthem. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said to the NFL media. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

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