November 5, 2012
Touré, host of MSNBC's The Cycle, discusses in a video essay how America is splitting along broad party lines, which worries him on Election Day and beyond.
by John McWhorter onMarch 28, 2012
Given past critiques of black roles on-screen, is there anything the writers can do to make us happy?
by Alyssa Rosenberg onMarch 27, 2012
The civil rights movement is in full swing in the show's new season. At Think Progress, Alyssa Rosenberg writes that it would be nice if race were at the center of the show's narrative, but that probably wouldn't be realistic.
by Tanner Colby onMarch 15, 2012
Slate blogger Tanner Colby says that Man Men, long criticized for failing to address race in advertising, may finally address the civil rights movement in its upcoming season.
by Clarence Page onSeptember 25, 2011
New shows like Pan Am and The Playboy Club offer a comfortable view of a past that was much worse than today, writes Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page.
September 13, 2011
Madison Avenue has not always been welcoming, but these people made their mark anyway.
by Nsenga Burton onMarch 30, 2011
Say it isn't so.
by John McWhorter onOctober 19, 2010
The award-winning TV show is regrettably devoid of significant black characters. It accurately reflects what life was like for most white people in the 1960s.
by Salamishah Tillet onOctober 15, 2010
The creators of Mad Men get so many things right in this period television series. Too bad they get black women so wrong.
by MIchael Ross onAugust 6, 2010
If the show's creators are really sticklers for detail, there's reason to expect some darker faces at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce before long. In the real world, Don Draper would have been working side-by-side with a brother.
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