Archive for January, 2013

English: Kerry Washington at Metropolitan Oper...

English: Kerry Washington at Metropolitan Opera’s 2010-11 Season Opening Night – “Das Rheingold” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

HuffPost Live interview about Scandal and Deception.

By Mia Moody-Ramirez

Previous studies indicate stereotypes of Black women center on dichotomous representations depicting them as oversexed or asexual, unintelligent or extremely educated, drop-dead gorgeous or down-right ugly. Such stories fit a convenient narrative pattern that storytellers have used for more than a century to relegate Black women to their perceived roles in society.
Two prime-time television dramas present a different perspective: Deceptionand Scandal. True, the shows contain historical stereotypes such as the Jezebel, who is promiscuous, and the independent Black woman, who succeeds at everything–but relationships. However, they still deserve accolades for illustrating the idea of a true “post-racial” society devoid of racial preference, discrimination and prejudice.