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.

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

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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

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.