Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Comedy or racism?

All my adult life, I've heard the old Amos and Andy radio and TV shows described as racism.  I finally went to my favorite source for both comedy and racism, YouTube, and watched this very funny episode.  Is it stereotypical?  Yep, but so is the Honeymooners stereotypical about working class New Yorkers.  Are either racist?  I think not.  I'm posting this very well preserved Amos and Andy episode for your enjoyment and critique.

So what do you think? Comedy or racism? Remember this is from 1952.

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