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Old April 15 2013, 01:14 PM   #31
Shaka Zulu
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Re: Why I Wrote A Mad Men Episode With Negroes, by Erika Alexander

the G-man wrote: View Post
Actually, it is. The characters aren't supposed to be avatars of virtue or tolerance, any more than the mobsters on the Sopranos were intended as role models.
The thing is, although I like Ms. Alexander`s script idea, I wish that she (and everybody else that keeps on harping about this) realize that Mad Men is a historical drama set in the 1960s; to be asking for a lot of people of color to be in this is asking the for shows like Downton Abbey to have the same when there weren`t a lot of interactions between people of color in England at the time the series was set (heck, there were barely any blacks in England at the time, IIRC.) Ms. Alexander need to just write and create her own show with POC`s in it (and ask for more in shows set in the present day) rather than harp on Mad Men for not having any POC`s in its cast.
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