Are People Too Sensitive? A Look at Racial Jokes in 1970s Sitcoms ‘All in the Family’ & ‘The Jeffersons’

Are People Too Sensitive? A Look at Racial Jokes in 1970s Sitcoms ‘All in the Family’ & ‘The Jeffersons’

Racism is no laughing matter, certainly. But can we all agree that political correctness has gone too far? There was a time not too long ago where a bit of edgy humor was acceptable. Movies like “Blazing Saddles” and shows like “All in the Family” kept people in stitches and the jokes were hardly mean-spirited, but meant in good fun. Take a look at the video compilations below and ask yourself if these shows would ever be allowed on television today and if by prohibiting such humor, have we lost something? Check it out and decide for yourself:

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