Joan Doesn’t Like Black People You Know

September 23, 2009

The other day Ned was telling me about how he can’t stand Greg nomatter what happens to him, even grave humiliation and disappointment like in the last episode. But what about Joan’s rather racist comments to Kinsey’s then-girlfriend? Why is it that it’s so easy for the viewer to disregard that? Now, of course this is not nearly as horrific as raping someone, but I rarely find myself considering Joan a “complex” (as opposed to naturally good) character. I suppose it’s because we see much less of her in a bad light than we do of her as the victim or as someone caught up in something larger than her.



One Response to “Joan Doesn’t Like Black People You Know”

  1. Rosie said

    Joan is an extremely popular character amongst the “MAD MEN” fans. There is no way in the world they will ever admit that Joan might have a few prejudices.

    I’m not saying that she is a card carrying member of the KKK. But I suspect there is a small part of her who finds it hard to believe that an old boyfriend would move on with a woman she probably considers as a social inferior.

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