I knew a man in his 80s who remembered "All in the Family," which was touted as "Archie Bunker, the lovable racist." This infuriated him, saying there is nothing lovable about a racist.
Nixon was right about that show- it was designed to make the blue-collar workers, the Hard Hats, look like uneducated racist dunces, and the enlightened Liberal Leftist Professor Michael Stivic as the level-headed, rational and intelligent counterfoil.
All in the Family was a well-written and funny show, regardless, and it did poke fun at racism: when a group Bunker belongs to threatens to burn a cross, Bunker tries to stop them, and they say "Who's going to stop us?" Bunker's response "Us blacks!" Old man Jefferson and Bunker fight as neighbors, calling each other racist names, then a Puerto Rican family move in the neighborhood and suddenly the two antagonists join forces. There were a lot of "off-the-wall" scenes in that show. Archie Bunker's famous chair is now in the National Museum of American History. I once saw it (in the early 80s), and it was just a few steps from George Washington's Continental Army uniform!