"A Different World" Episode of The Week: "A World Alike"
Being that today is the 21 year anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison, I thought this would be a great episode of A Different World to put up. Freddie discovered that the company funding the scholarship is a subsidiary of a corporation with investments in South Africa. Julian proposed a boycott which angered Whitley by recommending that Hillman cut all financial ties with the corporation, as this would cost Kim her scholarship. A young man from South Africa argues against the termination of scholarships, because he feels that the success of African American students serves as a beacon of hope to black South Africans mired in poverty and oppression.