Racism Goes Up in the Air

by Latoya Peterson

I was peacefully watching Mad Men when this madness peeked into my commercial break. At 00:59:

“Bingo. Asians. They pack light, travel efficiently, and have a thing for slip on shoes, god love ‘em.”

“That’s racist!”

“I’m like my mother. I stereotype – it’s faster.”

Cue eye roll at blatant “he’s so cool and un-PC” ploy.

Bonus points for making a “post racial” joke when there are no other people of color in the trailer. Not even as background extras.