On last week’s “Weeds” episode:
On this week’s “Mad Men” episode:
“Weeds” has always been highly problematic when it comes to race. If there’s a minority in a scene, chances are a joke/slur/stereotype is soon to follow. I’m working on an article about that, so more on that later.
As for “Mad Men,” Multiculticlassics had this to say:
[T]he show’s creator is simply unable or unwilling to reveal the true faces of Whites, opting to go with a cartoonish Blackface scenario that appears wildly outdated. Roger Sterling is so bizarre that White audiences will barely take offense. Weiner hasn’t hesitated to allow the Mad Men cast to display anti-Semitism, sexism and homophobia. Why won’t he let the characters show the true racism of the period?