There are certain stereotypes that are offensive. Some of them don't worry me, though. For instance, I have always thought that Mammy character in Gone with the Wind was mighty funny. And I just loved "Amos 'n' Andy" on the radio. So you see, I have enough confidence in myself that those things did not bother me. I could laugh.
Annie Elizabeth Delany (b. 1891), African American dentist. Having Our Say, ch. 4 (1992).
Gone with the Wind was an immensely popular movie released in 1939; for playing the supporting role of Mammy, Hattie McDaniel became the first African American actor to win an Academy Award. "Amos 'n' Andy" was a popular all-African American radio and television comedy series of the 1940s and 50s. Both were later vilified by some African Americans for allegedly promoting negative stereotypes.