In the 50’s one of my white, celtic heritage family’s favorite TV shows was Amos n Andy.
Today the public isn’t allowed to see the reruns on TV. It is frowned upon to even view clips privately.
Race relations took a dramatic tuurn for the worst in the late 50’s when “liberals” stepped in to “correct” things.
posted on 07/06/2012 9:06:49 AM PDT
(Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
In the 50s one of my white, celtic heritage familys favorite TV shows was Amos n Andy.
Andy and the Kingfish were both buffoons--funny buffoons--but they lived in a universe of black Americans who worked and were thoroughly respectable. The series is a product of its time, but it has some positives. If you look at other series of that time, black people do not exist.
Watching the Honeymooners after 50 years was a shock, taking in the way Ralph physically threatens Alice--this is also reflective of its time, but the Honeymooners is considered a classic.
posted on 07/06/2012 10:01:38 AM PDT
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