Skip to main content

View Diary: Is Tyreese "Made to Suffer"? In The Walking Dead TV Show There Can Be Only One Black Male Character (342 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  they are peripheral to the white gaze of (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Prof Haley, jazzence

    mad men. that is the point of the first few seasons and it was done so smartly. now, they have to step up. given what was going on with ad agencies and the "discovery" of black consumers I thought for sure they would have had some storyline about a need to diversity in terms of sales. that would be historically accurate.

    the joke about Pepsi, the discussion about what types of TVs d "negroes buy" and the other allusions to Jim Crow were hints.

    who knows where they are going?

    •  Mad Men will end before any black characters (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Prof Haley, jazzence

      are given substantial roles. Guarantee it. My point in bringing up Mad Men is not that the show is racist or insensitive - I think the show is a very clever way for AMC to fulfill its demographic needs w/o having to worry about diversity. The point is it's not a coincidence that a channel known for westerns and dirty harry marathons has invested in original programming that overtly focus on white male authority and ultimately glorifies it.

      If I knew it was going to be that kind of party, I'd have stuck my ---- in the mashed potatoes! - Paul's Boutique

      by DoctorWho on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 07:30:37 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Dunno about "ultimately" (0+ / 0-)

        I predict in the end Don will fall and Peggy will rise. But even if they remain peripheral, race is a subject in 1968.

        We left off late March '67. Will we pick up before April '68, or after November?

        into the blue again, after the money's gone

        by Prof Haley on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 08:04:40 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site