Examples Of Racism In Sanford And Son

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Sanford and Son Racist?
Are there racist moments in the show Sanford and Son? In the show there is a profound amount of racism and racist sayings throughout the entire running of the show. The show, being a comedy show, has many race jokes involved, but if America is to ever get past our problems from past generations, shows that use that generation’s racial slurs should not be shown.
The first showing of racism in the show is in episode 8, season 2, “The Puerto Ricans Are Coming”. A Puerto Rican man, named Julio, moved next door and Fred, the father said” that Harlem was a paradise until they came with there cockroaches and rats”. He was implying that the man and his people were dirty and the cause of the filth in Harlem. This is ironic because
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