mermaidcamp

mermaidcamp

Keeping current in wellness, in and out of the water

You can scroll the shelf using and keys

Politically Correct in 1957

April 4, 2014 , , ,

I grew up in the 1950’s watching You Bet Your Life on our big black and white TV.  When I see this episode I am shocked that Chiricahua Apache Chief, Niño Cochise was a contestant on the show.  The jokes made at his expense by Groucho were equalled later in the show with his comments to an overweight woman in the contest.  Our prejudices may have remained active, but nobody would publicly joke in such racist and chauvinist ways in 2014.  Niño Cochise used sit at the Wilcox visitor center and to greet tourists when I moved to Arizona in the 1970’s.  He is buried in Tombstone in the old cemetery.  It is odd to see him in a business suit answering quiz questions while he is the Chief of the tribe.  Times have changed.

What do you think?

Please keep your comments polite and on-topic.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

comments

Yes, and we all got more sensible towards racism. And sometimes maybe even oversensitive.

Like

Brigitte Kobi

April 4, 2014

times have indeed changed. My favourite programme as a child was ‘the black and white minstrel show’, which I called the gollys and the dollys. Again, something that simply wouldn’t be allowed these days

Like

London Unattached

April 5, 2014

I am sure you are right, Fiona.

Like

mermaidcamp

April 5, 2014

My grandparents used to talk about this show!

Like

Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

April 6, 2014

%d bloggers like this: