Saturday, May 26, 2012

'Scandal' Updates Image Of Black Women On Network TV


Olivia Pope is smart, runs a successful business and is the center of attention when she enters a room.

She's the kind of woman who magazines say every woman can be, and the type that others love to hate.

There's just one thing: She is also black.

After a successful first season, viewers know that Pope, the lead character on ABC's "Scandal," is African-American. But they might not realize the significance of her race.

Pope, played by Kerry Washington, is the first African-American female lead on a major network show in 38 years.

Read more here: 'Scandal' Updates Image Of Black Women On Network TV

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