Everything You Need to Know to Watch Season 6 of "Mad Men"

SCDP makes two important hires. The first is Dawn, Don's new secretary. She's the first black person to be hired by the firm, and signals a shift in the show's approach to race. (Before, the black characters had mostly stood silent in the background of shots; the white characters were largely oblivious to them, something viewers were painfully aware of. Their wordless presence was, in many ways, one of the show's most powerful comments on the '60s. Now that's changing.)

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