Why tease us with skin color, as if this great simmering issue will finally be addressed, only to retreat again? Why is this great and lingering theme in American culture not addressed as fully as the show addresses, say, capitalism, or gender?
Paul Ford: Mad Men “The Crash” review: Grandma Ida and Mad Men’s race problem. I’ve been suspending judgement, but at this point it’s hard to look past this. Matt Weiner probably doesn’t understand race, and evidently doesn’t have anything constructive to say about it. He writes season by season, and season after season we get one dimensional black characters in service to white stories.