Wednesday, Sep 23, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Amy Benfer
Salon (23 September 2009)

“To date, no woman of color has even joined even the much-put-upon Sterling Cooper steno pool (the closest employee is Hollis, the black elevator operator). Last season, Ms. Holloway sniped that Paul Kinsey was only dating a black woman, Sheila White, “to prove how interesting he is.” And a mere three episodes ago, Roger Sterling entertained the guests at his garden party by putting on a minstrel show, complete with shoe-polish blackface. This is hardly the kind of group that one would expect to greet a black employee with a friendly ogle, a glass of Scotch and a smoke.”


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