“We saw an educated White woman with financial, legal and familial support testify about being sexually assaulted, and then face the emotionally exhausting experience of being cross-examined for hours and disbelieved by many Senators. We got the message: If they won’t listen to her, it will be even worse for us.”
The Detroit Free Press on the Michigan Representative: “He should resign his position and allow the investigation into his behavior to unfold without the threat that it would render him, and the people he now represents, effectively voiceless.”
RaceBaitr editor Arielle Iniko Newton admits she was quick to dismiss #MeToo. Here, she reflects on how harsh, premature critiques of the online, decentralized campaigns so many of us use can hinder our growth.
Amita Swadhin: “I agreed to testify because it’s really important for there to be public record that there was resistance to his nomination both from the grassroots along with our allies who are elected officials.”