This month marks the 25th anniversary of the launching of "The Cosby Show". I have always believed that this show was one of the more important avenues of changing generational attitudes and stereotypes about race. My generation and those after us who grew up on "The Cosby Show" filter many of our thoughts about race through that show. This show positively defined the African-American family in ways that had never been done to that extent before and I would argue that have never happened since.
One of my favorite commentators in the Chicago Tribune, Clarence Page, wrote an interesting piece today about how The Cosby Show in many ways opened the door to the possibility of Obama becoming president. I think this is so very true.
In many ways, Bill was a key catalyst in making Barack safe for white America.
I see The Cosby Show as a "game changer" in American race relations.
Do think the Cosby Show played as significant role as I have suggested?
What are some other "game changers" in American race relations?