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middle class black family; represents African Americans as an everyday family, equal to a white family in this class; issues of race are never really discussed or acknowledged) In some sense, the show was appealing because it was based on an upper middle class family that just happened to be black. Perhaps this was the purpose of the show. In the past, shows had depicted black families living in the ghetto, but The Cosby Show sways away from this perspective as it portrays a world without racism and race does not even really exist. This vision reaffirms the American Dream – any person, and therefore any ethnic group, can make it and be successful 70s – All in the Family – dealt with controversial topics such as homosexuality, women’s liberation, and racism; Archie Bunker – veteran, comical, incredible bigot; his character was supposed to show the absurdity of racism, but racist viewers saw him as a hero 10/5/2010 Herman Gray – Contemporary TV Representations of “Blackness” 1. Assimilationalitionist (Invisibility) *race is not an issue whatsoever, it is never brought up...total equality
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