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Op/Ed by Columnist Joel M.
“Whose voice was silenced for a white woman who worked on Wall Street to be able to speak?”
It is, however, noteworthy that there was no representation from the LGBT community on the panel or in any of the interviews done that night. There are plenty of prominent LGBT African Americans who could have spoken on the panel: RuPaul, Angela Davis, Wanda Sykes, Frank Ocean, Azealia Banks, Sapphire.
We can appreciate the stories, experiences and advice offered by Sharpton’s guests, we can allow them to inspire us and push us forward into our future, but Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream was not that one day there would be wildly successful minorities in this country – singers, ball players, singers or presidents – but that all Americans would be born into the same opportunity so that we can truly live up to our nation’s promise.
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