Mad Men is the best show on television, in my opinion, but because it's set in the world of Madison Avenue advertising in the mid 1960s, there's a notable dearth in diversity. When characters of color are featured in a professional setting they're usually playing the maid, a janitor, an elevator operator, a waitress, a bus boy, a Xerox installer, et al. Contrarily, e
Don visits a Japanese restaurant and is propositioned by a waitress.
Pete Campbell accosts Hollis, the Sterling Cooper elevator operator, to discover the origins of his - and other black peoples' allegiance to Admiral televisions.
Betty visits home and cries on the shoulder of the woman who raised her, her nanny Viola.
These screencaps are from the series premiere of Mad Men. Don is at a bar/lounge and asks the black server why he's so loyal to his brand of cigarettes and if he'd ever try Lucky Strike. A superior sees this conversation and asks Don Draper if the server is bothering him because he can be a bit "chatty." Sign o' the times.