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Goldie Taylor, a contributor to theGrio.com recently tweeted her feelings about the Penn State sexual abuse scandal.
Here’s what she had to say:
“If I’m angry that adults did not speak out then, then why am I not angry at myself for not telling my story and helping young women like me combat predators who are in our high schools and middle schools?”
She then appeared on MSNBC’s Lawrence O’ Donnell to tell her full story.
Read her account of what happened to her below and watch her interview with O’Donnell over at Black Voices.com.
While some may not agree with the means in which Taylor told her story, it’s extremely commendable and brave of her to share. As citizens we’re always shocked and disgusted by these acts of child molestation or abuse; yet, we don’t realize that incidents like these are more prevalent than we imagine. Hopefully Taylor’s story will inspire other victims to share their stories, seek justice or be a source of encouragement for someone else who’s endured this trauma.
(Rolling Out) — It was the clip seen around the world: news pundit and media executive Goldie Taylor sharing the story of her great, great grandfather’s confrontation with racism and ‘showing his papers.’ Between the Jim Crow-era and modern-day immigration reform tactics, this chilling tale resonated with much of the country, including President Barack Obama who had just presented his birth certificate as proof of citizenship. rolling outspoke with Taylor about media – where it is and where it’s headed.
How has the downsizing of American newsrooms affected diversity in mass media? Cultural, racial and ethnic diversity has historically been challenging in newsrooms across the country. The best training and the best opportunities were simply out of reach for most people of color. Despite the marked strides, innovations and changing business models have impacted all journalists—but none like African Americans. Whether in print or broadcast, the number of Black journalist—not just in management, but among rank and file staffers—continues to shrink at a disproportionate rate when compared to their colleagues. Some of those who lost opportunities may never work in a newsroom again. That’s tough news for an industry whose very job it is to deliver compelling, culturally relevant content.