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Old April 29 2013, 07:26 PM   #87
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Re: Mad Men season 6 (spoilers)

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Some of the characters were more concerned about the black reaction would be. There was a long time racial tension starting bubble to the surface. Some of their public being upset my have been about person concerns. It was stated outright by Henry but probably felt by others too.
True. We know how history played out, but at the time a lot of people were really worried about racial tensions...
Yes, this was only about three years after the Watts riots and less than a year after what was referred to as the "Long Hot Summer." As such, it would not be surprising for some people to worry about what the black reaction would be. And, in fact, some major cities did see rioting following MLK's murder.
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