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hi.. how y'all like that sh*t is beyond me.....i was flipping the channels and happened upon it..at some point i misplaced the remote and was mad as hell that i coudln't turn.....all that romanticizing of white folks vomit!
Why Mad Men Hasnít Dealt Much With Civil RightsBy Kyle BuchananIf you were expecting Mad Men to devote more time to the civil rights movement after the salvo of season-opening episodes that introduced black secretary Dawn (played by Teyonnah Paris), creator Matt Weiner would like you to keep those assumptions in check. "I feel like the expectation that introducing a black character means you have to tell the civil rights struggle is in a way racist," Weiner tells the Los Angeles Times. "I use her character the same way I use all the characters on the show. She is there. I'm sorry if people were disappointed. Do I regret there wasn't more of it? Yeah. All I can say is, it's early. We have 26 episodes left. I don't feel like in the history of the United States that 1966 was the year of civil rights; it's early."
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The head writer simply doesn't care about white people. I think people just have to understand that.
And he hides behind the whole, it wouldn't be accurate to show black people and the civil rights movement, because he claims that white people had a blindspot. But this is hypocritical since most white men also had a blind-spot on feminism, but the show has managed to discuss this topic at length...
Did you mean black people?I can count the number of times that Mad Men ever depicted Black people on one hand (OK, one hand and a fifth of another):1. Sheila, the girlfriend that Paul Kinsey brought to a party to show folks how liberal he was.2. Hollis, the elevator operator that Pete tries to strike up a conversation with a couple of times.3. Carla, the housekeeper who had to put up with Betty's shit until she got fired.4. Pete bringing up the idea of Sterling Cooper adding a new advertising demographic to their roster - the Negroes.5. Toni, the Playboy bunny who Lane was taking up with until his father flew in from London to mollywhop his ass into reconciling with his wife.6. Dawn, who Peggy wouldn't leave her belongings in the same room with.