Is Britain more Racist today than it was in the 1970s
Big point: Comedy uses discrimination to highlight minority groups Little point: In 1970 comedy was often openly racist Two examples of how comedy used to be openly racist is when people from other countries started coming here looking for jobs so the people who live there get annoyed because they think they are taking all the jobs. One reason to back this up is 'Love Thy Neighbour' it was a comedy series in the 1970s about the racial tensions between a White Worker who called his black West Indian neighbour a 'sambo', and the black called his white neighbour a 'honky'. This comedy was about two different races living in the same neighbourhood. Looking at comedy this shows that Britain is not as racist as it used to be one example is Citizen Khan this comedy is set in Birmingham following the trials and tribulations of Mr Khan and his family. This comedy is not racist as the 1970s comedies such as 'Love Thy Neighbour' but it is stereotypical and could sometimes offend people, but the people who they are stereotypical against could be laughing at it. Point: The news attacks racism when it is open, but still publishes a lot of racist articles little point : In 1970 the news was not openly racist, but they still discriminated against people. The media used to discriminated again certain groups by making adverts that are racist or discriminates a certain group. this affects peoples behaviour by making them feel un comfortable and singling them out. Little point: The new today attacks racism but still prints the...
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