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Racism Isn’t Funny — So Why Does Archie Bunker Make Me Laugh?

How I fell in love with ‘All in the Family’s’ resident bigot

Jean Stapleton and Carroll O’Connor as Edith and Archie Bunker in ‘All in the Family’ in 1979. Photo: CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images

Just when I thought about giving up on love, I fell. Hard. The matchmaker was YouTube. The object of my affections was the ’70s TV sitcom All in the Family, which centered on conservative middle-aged White couple Archie and Edith Bunker — all nine seasons of…

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