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Black Shows Not Made for Blacks


In a 1970's issue of Human Behavior magazine titled "TV in Black Face" the white boss had a problem with a black writer's writing. He called her into the office. "I'm telling you this because you work here," he said."Black comedies aren't made for black people. They are made for whites to laugh at blacks." The article then showed how Good Times and other shows, advertised products for whites as this was the target audience.
Tyler Perry may be black, but he is aware that a certain population of whites want to laugh at blacks not with blacks for entertainment.



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That's the sad truth.

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Well that answers my question of WHY any black man would create THIS kind of mess as an example of the lives of black people.He's talented...why can't he present black people in a format where we can laugh WITH them..watch them overcome REAL obstacles...deal with REAL problems and enjoy all the good AND the bad that life hands ALL of us?THIS makes black people look like CLOWNS and dang fools.If I were a black person I'd NEVER try out for this kind of mess.

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At one time, African Americans didn't have too many choices. Only offensive roles were offered.
I should add Life with Luigi poked fun of Italians and Duffy's Tavern made the Irish look like idiots. But it seems black shows like the one's you mentioned were more regular.

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