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