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by the African Americans like Gates father, and they had no opportunities to progress onto higher positions where the while Americans worked. Gates says that the Civil Rights Movement was like a war being fought overseas. Although they watched on television, it was so remote to them they felt as though they were merely spectators. The fight for change did not arrive in Piedmont, and as long as the African Americans did not cross their boundaries, all was as it had been. 4. Describe Gates memory with overtly racist shows like Amos and Andy . Although considered a racially offensive show today that perpetuated racial stereotypes, Gates says that “everybody loved Amos and Andy . Everyone in Piedmont was rather interested in Amos and Andy for the predominant black cast had significant roles and they could even own land. The show portrayed a life that was remote and out of reach for the African American inhabitants of Piedmont since the mass media would seldom show prosperous African Americans. He states that they were starved for images of themselves on television,
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