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Kerry Washington: ‘Scandal’ Reaffirms ‘The Life Of A Black Woman Matters’

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Kerry Washington: ‘Scandal’ Reaffirms ‘The Life Of A Black Woman Matters’

The actress said “Scandal” evolved into a more racially aware show.

Kerry Washington is, yet again, stressing the importance of black women in television.

In a cover interview for Glamour, which People received an exclusive look at, the actress talked about the significance of race in ABC’s hit series “Scandal.”

Washington told the magazine that it was as if her character Olivia Pope was “raceless” in the first season, despite the fact that she was one of the only leading black women on television at the time.

“[W]e didn’t talk about her identity as a black person,” she said.

But later in the series, producer Shonda Rhimes and her team started making a concerted effort to actually show Pope as a black woman.

“[Since then] the writers have become more and more willing to deal with race,” the 40-year-old actress said. “When Olivia was kidnapped, it was…

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