Dr. Bailey is a defining character on ABC's award-winning series, Grey's Anatomy, because she both exemplifies and rejects society's modern African American stereotypes. Through her tough attitude, plump figure, and motherly motives, Dr. Bailey possess the exact qualities of what it means to be a "black modern mammy," however, she also resists racial and gender stereotypes by challenging the norms and becoming a successful black, female resident and the most highly respected doctor at Seattle Grace Hospital.
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