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  1. The treatment of black Americans during WWII in the entertainment industry gives a unique and yet, real insight to the treatment of blacks in this nation. The movies had in some ways a dual goal: one, have the African American community do what ever it was necessary to fight the enemy because it was good versus evil and two, give the perception to the black community was not that different from the white community in their struggles and beliefs. In reality however, just as in the military, that was simply not the case. The black regiments were not only segregated but treated differently as their white counterparts as was the entertainment industry where the black entertainers were not only treated differently in terms of respect and pay but were also segregated. The talented of the African American entertainers were also largely overlooked by the white community for the simple fact that they would go see movies with white actors but white actors would rarely see moves completely geared towards black actors.
  2. The clip did indeed showed a more “funnier” and comedic way of competition between two powerful men. This movie was made during the depression and people needed to get away from the realities of life. The last thing they needed was to be reminded of the competitive mentality and greed that led to the crash. By making it funny, juvenile, and sort of “wink wink” competition between two men, then moviegoers could still route for one person without feeling guilty about supporting a competitive mentality.
  3. The American musicals not only played a major role for the American psyche during its most difficult socioeconomic times but it also became an ambassador for American culture. I think one could go and visit Kathmandu and some one in there would know the song “ I am yankee Doodle dandy”
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