A big storyline on Prodigal Son season 2 involves the racial injustice story of JT, played by Frank Harts. This season, JT is assaulted and racially profiled while on his NYPD job.

In the below clip, Frank Harts and Lou Diamond Phillips talk about the storyline and its importance given the world we’re living in today.

Prodigal Son follows Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), a criminal profiler with a rare talent for getting inside the minds of killers. He learned how they think because his father, Martin Whitly, was a notorious serial killer known as “The Surgeon.” Now he’s using his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve their most puzzling murders. Bright’s team, led by his longtime mentor, NYPD Lieutenant Gli Arroyo (Lou Diamond Phillips), includes Detectives Dani Powell (Aurora Perrineau), JT Tarmel (Harts) and medical examiner Dr. Edristanaka (Keiko Agena).

As seen so far, Season Two picks up with Bright’s personal life in disarray after the shocking actions of his sister, Aisnley (Halston Sage), in the Season One finale. Now, he must “take care” of her and protect his mother, Jessica Whitly (Bellamy Young), from a secret that could tear the family apart all over again! Further complicating matters, Martin seeks to deepen his relationship with Bright, his prodigal son, but forging this bond leads to shocking twists and revelations.

Check out the clip, exclusive to Shadow and Act, below: