In season one, Jefferson Pierce served as a high school principal loved by the community. Instead of criminalizing his predominantly Black students with things like metal detectors in the school or over-policing, Jefference always made sure his kids knew they were the future. He even made deals with local drug dealers to make sure his school was a safe zone.
Now, in season two, Jefferson must deal with larger forces that could affect his school’s future. The bureaucracies that impede Black educational institutions will surely be adversaries in the coming episodes.