Entertainment Watch young Don Cheadle and Golden Girls' Blanche grapple with racism, Confederate flags in 1992

08:40  01 july  2020
08:40  01 july  2020 Source:   theweek.com

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It was very sad when The Golden Girls came to an end in 1992 with the departure of Bea Arthur - but it was Don Cheadle and Cheech Marin could not fill the void. The best episode was of course the two-parter where Dorothy visited the hotel. I forgot that a young Don Cheadle was in this, and it was

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a group of people performing on a counter: The Golden Palace © Screenshot/Twitter/The Golden Palace The Golden Palace

Before the Avengers movies, Hotel Rwanda, and Oceans Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen, Don Cheadle was a cast member in the short-lived Golden Girls spinoff The Golden Palace. And decades before Black Lives Matter and the police killings of Michael Brown, Rayshard Brooks, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd (among others), Bill Clinton-era America had a "national conversation on race." Racism wasn't solved in the 1990s, obviously, but in one marker of how far we've come (and haven't), freelance journalist Seb Starcevic dug up this Golden Palace clip from 1992.

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A young Don Cheadle . I love Golden Girls but I watched Golden Palace and just about barfed. I have watched Golden Girls all my life and was positive i had seen every episode so I was really confused watching this because I haven’t ever heard of this before.

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The plot of The Golden Palace involves three of the four Golden Girls (Bea Arthur moved on) investing in a hotel with only two remaining staff members, manager Roland Wilson (Cheadle) and a chef played by Cheech Marin. In this scene, Cheadle tries to explain to Blanche Devereaux (Rue McClanahan) why the Confederate flag is bad. Starcevic guides us through the rest.

Earlier Tuesday, Mississippi became the final state to remove the Confederate battle emblem from its flag, retiring the stars and bars from official American symbology. Two weeks ago, NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from its races. So, change happens.

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