The Blackness And Brilliance Of Oprah’s Cecil B. Demille Acceptance Speech

January 8, 2018  |  
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The names we’ll never know

And instead of isolate the conversation to sexual assault and harassment to women in Hollywood, rich, mostly White women, Oprah made it about those whose words don’t make national headlines, whose stories we’ll likely never know. “I want, tonight, to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed, bills to pay and dreams to pursue. They’re the women whose names we’ll never know. They are domestic workers and farm workers. They are working in factories and they work in restaurants. They’re in academia, engineering, and medicine and science. They’re part of the world of tech and politics and business. They are athletes in the Olympics and they’re soldiers in the military.

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