Generall, characterizations of people of color in early American films projected an attitudinal posture of White superiority. That attitude revealed itself on screen through the portrayal of socioeconomic status of working-class Whites during the heyday of the Industrial Age, movie producers of the era capitalized on audiences insecurities by using racial stereotypes to bolster their self-esteem and reinforce racial attitudes. (Wilson, Gutierrez, Chao of. 70) #amosandandy #discrimination #comedy #tv #Hicks. This photo shows how media depicted blacks as silly, and unintelligent. Amos and Andy were examples of how blacks were portrayed to white audiences.