Truth Beyond Courtesy

 
Though Bill Cosby was convicted on several charges of sexual assault, he did not show remorse or apologize to his victims. Consider in contrast, the heart-felt apology offered by Joy Reid when old homophobic blog posts of hers recently surfaced. She asked a panel of LGBTQ professionals to publicly take her to task on her own show, a painful but honest moment in journalism.

We must allow victims to speak out. As MLK said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.” Those who have not been allowed to tell their stories now need to be given the microphone and the rest of us should compassionately listen so that we can bring more light to the remaining dark places in our civilization.
 

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