16 Things We Learned In The Groundbreaking And Controversial S5E5

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The episode focused on the experiences of Iris, Sharee and Chris as they fought for what they believed in. Sharee didn't let rejection stop her from making her voice heard, Iris showed remarkable strength and resilience, and Chris took a stand at a crucial moment in his college career. Here are the things we learned in Season 5 Episode 5 "Occupy Truth".

1. Sharee didn't get in trouble for the incident at the protest.

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2. But she had to apologize and the Dean wouldn't take her complaints seriously.

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3. Then she went out on campus to get signatures for the BSU petition, but the other students weren't interested.

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4. Chris refused to sign the petition because he just wanted to focus on baseball.

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5. Sharee was feeling defeated until she talked to Regina and decided to use her own experiences to convince people that the petition was important.

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6. In the end, she helped the BSU get enough signatures to have their petition be considered by the school administration.

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7. Iris did an interview with a student blogger about her hunger strike.

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8. But when the other protesters found out she was raised by wealthy white parents, they didn't think she should represent them anymore.

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9. The petition was rejected and Iris collapsed from starvation.

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10. Keeshawn decided to take over the movement.

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11. Chris got harassed by the police when they thought he was trying to steal his own bicycle.

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12. Keeshawn apologized to Iris for not taking her seriously. He recognized that her experience of being part of a minority was just as legitimate as his own.

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13. Sharee asked Chris to sit out the baseball game as a protest, and after his experience with the police, he decided to do it.

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14. Travis and the other players joined Chris to sit out the baseball game and force Dean Peterson to listen to the demands of the BSU.

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15. All of the other sports teams heard what happened and refused to play any more games until the BSU demands were heard.

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16. Then the President of UMKC called to let them know that the cotton ballers had been expelled, and that he was ready to hear their complaints.

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