Ben322 commented on The very white poetry of 'Mad Men'I'm sorry, but this article comes across as a passive "oops, I didn't realize I was being racist" type of racism that white people often get accused of. A white journalist would never dare write an article with these types of words about an African American show. To do so would mean an immediate label of racist and ostracism by liberal media. One race should not be bound by rules of political correctness while another isn't. If this show is about anything, it is about the class system and the upper elite of Manhattan during the 60s. I'm white and I don't relate to the Manhattan penthouse apartments, expensive suits, and affairs with different woman every week. I still enjoy the show. Do you really think all white people are as financially well off as Don Draper and Roger Sterling? Your view is appallingly racist. This show doesn't confront the civil rights movement for the same reason it doesn't confront the counterculture movement and the male characters of the show seem oblivious to the women's movement: that class of people were oblivious and probably thought everything was fine during the 60s. It is still an interesting show about a moment in time for a specific group of Manhattan professionals. You shouldn't expect the show to be about something it isn't about.
Posted on June 17th, 2012 1:47am
Ben322 commented on The very white poetry of 'Mad Men'...and I don't get Tyler Perry's work, but imagine if I wrote an article like this (insert "blackness" for "whiteness") and imagine how offended people of color would be.
Posted on June 8th, 2012 8:23pm