The Cosby Show Research Paper

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The portrayal of African American characters and/or representations of black life in television have transformed, and continue to transform, throughout the decades. Beginning with simply inserting blackness and black themes from visions of white producers to introducing black perspectives from an array of contemporary representations, race and ethnicity are a paramount focus that continues to be shaped in the television world.
In Watching Race: Television and the Struggle for Blackness, Herman Gray argues that The Cosby Show “reconfigured the aesthetic and industrial spaces within which modern television representations of blacks are constructed. Indeed, under Bill Cosby’s careful guidance the show quite intentionally presented itself as a
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