Resist: Reactions To Trump’s First “State Of The Union” Speech

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Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members who didn’t boycott the speech protested silently. In response to Trump’s “sh*thole countries” comment, the members in attendance wore Kente cloth. There were also members who wore buttons that said “Recy,” in honor of Recy Taylor, the woman who was kidnapped and raped by six White men back in 1944. Bravely, Taylor didn’t disappear after the incident. Instead, she sought to hold her attackers accountable. Despite their confession, they were never indicted for their crimes. In 2011, the state of Alabama apologized to Taylor for failing to prosecute the men who admittedly violated her. Her granddaughter, the woman in the front, was the guest of the CBC. Taylor died late last year at the age of 98.

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