''Little House on the Prairie’: How Todd Bridges Felt About White Privilege Scene Resurfacing''

Little House on the Prairie is one of the series that has stood the test of time. The show ran on NBC for nine years and was the last one of its kind from that time. In addition to being about a family, the show had many teachable moments. In one episode, Todd Bridges's character talks about white privilege. 

Last year, the clip came back up at a very important time in America, and Bridges says it came at the right time. 

On "Little House on the Prairie," the character played by Todd Bridges learns the truth about white privilege. 

In an episode called "The Wisdom of Solomon," Bridges played the part of Solomon. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and the racial unrest caused by the Black Lives Matter Movement, a clip of Solomon telling it like it is about what it means to be black in America made its way back onto social media and got people talking. 

In the first half of the clip, Miss Beadle (Charlotte Stewart) tells her class to write an essay about the things they dislike the most. Solomon says that "being a ni—r" is the thing he hates the most. Later, he tells Charles Ingalls (Michael Landon) who he is and says that his father would still be alive if he were white. But he put an end to the whole thing with the following: 

"Tell me something, sir: Would you like to live to be 100? 

" Solomon asks. "I'm sure I would," Charles says. It's not likely. I think we'd all like to live to a good old age. Solomon then asks, "Would you rather be black and live to be 100 or white and live to be 50? " Because of this, Charles leaves the room. 

The actor talks about the resurfacing of the viral video. 

In a recent interview with Shadow and Act to promote his appearance on Celebrity Beef, Bridges said that he was shocked by the resurfaced clip, but he also thought it was timely. Still, he says he hopes the conversation stays in one place. 

"I don't think many people understand it at all. They don't understand how we Americans have to look at life. We do things differently. It just is," he said. "And if you have to fit in to understand it and move on, are you going to be stuck and unable to move forward? I think that people just learned that it's real by seeing it. I think that's what it really did. And I can't believe they talked about that on a show like that in the 1970s. It was strange that they brought that up." 

How he feels about a new version of an old show he was in 

Even though the clip brought Bridges back into the spotlight, his role on Diff'rent Strokes will always be remembered and respected. During the 1970s and 1980s, the show ran for 8 seasons. Bridges says that plans to start over were put on hold. 

He said, "We were supposed to start Diff'rent Strokes over, but I don't know what happened." "So, it's in a hole right now, but hopefully it'll get out soon. I also had a pretty good idea of how I wanted to make it work again, which was great. But we'll wait and see. From there, we'll see where it goes."

Source: Cheatsheet.com

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