A couple of nights back, Oprah donned once again her mantle of America's gnostic pope, and addressed the issue of women's equality. No spoilers here, we expected that. She gave a stirring account of both her inspiration as a child in seeing Sidney Poitier's recognition at the Oscars, as well as the little-known story of Recy Taylor. I affirm the validity of these stories. I lean toward believing, rather than doubting, the women who have come forward. I think systemic racism is a real, proven reality in our country. And that is why I found Oprah's appeal ultimately frustrating and discouraging. Let's first think back on the movement that led to Sidney Poitier and Recy Taylor's stories - the C
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