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While inside the show things were buzzing, the episode passed by the general public and the TV industry at that time almost without comment, said Robert Thompson, a Syracuse University professor of television and popular culture.
Throughout the ensuing decades, interracial relationships with black and white actors became more prevalent on television, spanning multiple genres. Despite concerns from executives, "Plato's Stepchildren" aired without blowback. Holland covers race and ethnicity for The Associated Press. Have the Vancouver Courier delivered to your inbox twice a week! Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.