Shonda Rhimes and the Cast of 'Grey’s Anatomy' Took a Knee “In Solidarity of Racial Justice”

“We are supposed to be one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

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Grey’s Anatomy is celebrating its 300th episode—and during a celebration with the cast and crew, they also made a powerful statement. The show’s creator Shonda Rhimes took a knee in photos with many of the show’s stars, including Jesse Williams, Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, and Debbie Allen, and executive producer Betsy Beers.

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The moment came as the cast and crew were celebrating the Grey’s Anatomy milestone:

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“We kneel because we are supposed to be one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” Pompeo wrote on Instagram.

Rhimes added in her own picture that they were kneeling “in solidarity of racial justice:”

Williams, who frequently speaks out about racial justice, noted, “Wherever I go, I’m me. This life is a ‘we’ thing.”

Megan Friedman

Megan Friedman is the former managing editor of the Newsroom at Hearst. She's worked at NBC and Time, and is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.