I'm the one you should be addressing, not the writers of this series.
They've never used the phrase, "Country Club Republicans". I did that.
Best I can tell, they don't make statements about current politics or social values. I did.
Let me try again --
My post was about how the media usually handles issues of race &c in contrast how it's done in this series.
Please don't apologize for providing personal history. I found it quite interesting and helpful, especially since you spent time in NYC during that time.
Being old enough myself to remember 1960 and the wonderful American culture of that era, I regret that anything in my post would prompt you not to watch this series. IMHO, the writers and directors go to more trouble than I would have to depict everything about New York in 1960 accurately, right down to the typewriters. The director apologized because the ones used on the set were 1961 models. Budgets for a single episode may run 2.5 million, much of it spent researching American life during the Eisenhower-Kennedy years. Interiors, clothing, hair styles, expressions, mannerisms, attitudes, events, architecture, music, the haze of cigarette smoke – everything looks and feels just as it did then. Anyone old enough to recollect the beautiful art of advertisements in Life and Look Magazines can easily judge how well “Mad Men” recaptures that time.
Clients represented by Sterling-Cooper in this series include --
Lucky Strike, Clearasil, Mohawk Airlines, Bethlehem Steel, Kodak, Gillette, Secor Laxatives, Utz Potato Chips, Maytag, Playtex, John Deere and Admiral Television.