After ‘Scandal’s Epic Monologue — Are Black Women ‘Admirable Or Ridiculous’?

Posted On : 05/26/2017

ABC’s “Scandal” is known for keeping up with current news and applying it to the show. However, this time, current epidemics within some Black relationships were applied — and heads are rolling.

From the Unbothered Mouth of Mama Pope — Last week, “Scandal” set social media ablaze with Season 6, Episode 15.

Olivia’s mother, Maya Lewis — played by Khandi Alexander, delivered an epic monologue about the trials of Black women in society, even within the Black community.

“D**n shame. I tell you, being a woman…be strong, they say. Support your man…raise a man. Think like a man. Well, d**n I gotta do all that? Who’s out here working for me…carrying my burden, building me up when I get down? Nobody…”

As she readjusts, you can tell things are about to get intense. However, as not to spoil it — in case you didn’t see the clip, the video is located below.

WARNING: The following video contains sensitive material. Viewer discretion is advised.

‘Admirable or ridiculous’?…

Sometimes, the truth can sting worse than two heart attacks.

It’s a complete misfortune how our women are treated throughout the world. It seems that Maya Pope’s message stands in-proxy for all Black women.

It’s more than enough to go through everyday trials as a Black woman.

But in a world that shuns Black women, you would think the similarly-shunned Black man would go to bat for his rib.

Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

While there are several Black men who treat our women as queens, there are hordes of them who were never taught to respect our women as such.

I mean, even LaLa got cheated on. LaLa! Who cheats on LaLa??

Lala — in all her beauty, intelligence, and class — still came up unappreciated.

As Khandi Alexander’s character mentions, many queens go through some of everything and get left metaphorically holding the bags.

Don’t get me wrong…

It’s not always the men who are the problem.

Likewise, there are multitudes of Black women who were never taught to value themselves as queens. So, the issue happens vice versa as well.

Women who don’t value themselves come across great Black men and turn them into hardened souls via constant heartbreak.

Just as bad men can change good women for the worse, bad women can cause the same in good men.

Overall, what’s your take on this particular monologue from Khandi Alexander? Feel free to share your thoughts via our Facebook page.

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