Even if you don’t watch Shonda Rhimes’s shows, you have to agree that she has done a lot for diversity on TV. For her efforts she was awarded the Producers Guild’s Norman Lear Award for Achievement in Television Saturday night. Her acceptance speech was nothing short of EPIC. I have not been able to find a video of the complete speech, but here are some highlights I have managed to cull from various sources:
“It’s not trailblazing to write the world as it actually is. Women are smart and strong. They are not sex toys or damsels in distress. People of color are not sassy or dangerous or wise. And, believe me, people of color are never anybody’s sidekick in real life.