The problem with 'Scandal' taking on Ferguson

March 6, 2015 5:13 PM

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Last night, a friend texted me in the middle of Scandal, saying, “This episode is making me uncomfortable for the wrong reasons.” But how are you supposed to feel when your favorite campy show takes on a serious issue?

When a young African-American man named Brandon Parker is shot in the streets of Washington, D.C., professional fixer Olivia Pope is called in to help keep a lid on things until the coroner arrives. Moments later his father, Clarence Parker (played by Courtney B. Vance), comes into the scene and fir...

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