Diff’rent Strokes – Theme Song

Race relations in America were lightly addressed from 1978-1985, in this TV sitcom. Two African American orphans are adopted by a rich Park Avenue, widower/single Dad, who is white. An early episode has a social worker not believing that a white man should be raising African Americans.

Can popular culture, even through the “boob tube,” lead and shape public opinion? Another question could be this: is a comedy show that is meant to entertain, the right or best forum for such issues to be addressed.

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2 thoughts on “Diff’rent Strokes – Theme Song

  1. Hey! Nice to read you again!
    In France, this sitcom was named “Arnold et Willy”.
    But i’m not sure that the french people have understood the meaning of this story…

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