An African American family is an American family

Gosh, has it been 25 years since “The Cosby Show” debuted? I remember this show fondly. It was the first time that I saw a family that truly seemed like mine on television and, perhaps, as Phylicia Rashad says in this clip from “The Today Show,” the first time many people realized that “An African American family is an American Family.”

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About Tami

Tami Winfrey Harris writes about race, feminism, politics and pop culture at the blog What Tami Said. Her work has also appeared online at The Guardian’s Comment is Free, Ms. Magazine blog, Newsweek, Change.org, Huffington Post and Racialicious. She is a graduate of the Iowa State University Greenlee School of Journalism. She is mom to two awesome stepkids and spends her spare time researching her family history and cultivating a righteous 'fro.
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