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    I am not a member of the "Beyhive" nor a big fan of Beyonce' but I have to admit that I like the way that she and Jay Z are speaking out about racism and how they are using their music to also take a stand against it. With as much money they have accumulated through diversifying in different investments, maybe they think it's "safe" to do that now. Do they and others like Oprah have enough social and financial capital to change the narrative and make a difference in America?
     
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    The "moral compass" in the U.S. is being destroyed right in front of our eyes. Why are we even having this conversation? Because our politicians are trying to politicize sexual behavior and because there is a rape culture that still thrives in America in spite of the shock people experience when such despicable behavior is revealed and made public on a large scale. Sexual predators are running amuck and have been for a very long time. Our ancestors knew it (Black men and women) but had very little at their disposal to do anything about it in the form of resistance. The women who are coming forward now to share their experiences are being called brave. These are primarily white women. But let's not forget the true and original brave sister, Anita Hill, a Black woman, who testified in 1991 and brought the concept of sexual harassment to national consciousness when she testified during Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
     
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    I'm not going to hold by breath Cory Booker, but you're right...a spade is a spade. If Al Franken and John Conyers can remove themselves from political office in the midst of sexual assault allegations, then how can the POTUS not do the same? But maybe that's the difference between Repubs and Dems? I sure hope the current FLOTUS understands better now, that this is not just "boy" talk. We're talking about men who have been charged to have acted improperly and possibly engaging in illegal sexual behavior.
     
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