How interesting to watch Andy Griffith these days and to note how beloved characters treated poor people and women like children. And to note that no black or Hispanic faces ever appeared in Mayberry. Mayberry was indeed a sweet and simple place, for white men with jobs. Otherwise, all bets were off.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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