AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Mad Men Season 3

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

WHY “MAD MEN” IS AFRAID OF RACE

The very popular TV drama “Mad Men” (my wife is hooked) is willing to engage the toughest issues of its time–the 1960s–and use them to provide an insight into our current social norms: anti-Semitism, divorce, sexuality, misogyny and domestic violence. But it won’t touch race beyond very shallow and superficial treatment, argues Latoya Peterson, a