Kerry Washington showed what ‘SNL’ was missing by not including black females

11.04.13 6 years ago

Kerry Washington showed what “SNL” was missing by not including black females
The “Scandal” star was a natural for the hosting gig, says Gwynne Watkins, who says Washington “managed to make a fierce argument for the inclusion of black women on SNL simply by being so damn good in every sketch. If her secret agenda was to show SNL viewers what they’re missing, well. . . Olivia Pope, you’ve done it once again.” PLUS: Did Washington fix “SNL”?, joking about diversity doesn’t fix “SNL’s” diversity problem, and “SNL” hit a season high with Washington.

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Danai Gurira: “The Walking Dead” is the most diverse show — not racist at all
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Fox’s Cleatus the Robot meets “Almost Human”
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Watch a preview of “Big Bang’s” Bob Newhart vs. Bill Nye
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NBC’s midseason drama “Crisis” halts production for “course correction”
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“Once Upon a Time” couple calls it quits
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“Top Gear” visits “Family Guy”

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“Dracula” tumbles in Week 2
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Harrison Ford pierces Jimmy Fallon’s ear

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