Sometimes when blackface comes up, people mention Amos N’ Andy in the same breath. I am only familiar with the radio show, so I am not sure if there were any movies or TV shows.
I am a 1/2 black 1/2 white, fairly liberal young person, and I don’t find the show racist. I am also fairly more comfortable with hollywood changing the race of characters more than most of my friends (unless it was Thor or something, a black Thor would be cool but make no sense. )
I feel like the radio show was about funny southern blacks, played by white voice actors, but that there was no malice involved with it. There are also positive depictions of black people on the show. By modern standards it would be racist IMO if the black characters ALWAYS had to be well educated and smarter than the other characters, so I am fine with a black character being a knucklehead…but I can see why maybe the historical context the show came from might be offensive.
Anyway, I love the show and most of the people who hear I do and are shocked that I listen to it, have not actually ever HEARD the show, they have just heard it is offensive blackface. What do you guys think? Sorry if this is the wrong forum.