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The #MeToo Movement is Powerful Indeed, But Did You Know A Black Woman Started It 10 Years Ago?

Tarana Burke created the #MeToo Movement a decade ago as a code so women of color would recognize each other as victims of sexual assault and realize they were not alone

*#Me neither. That’s what a lot of folks will probably be saying when they learn that a Black woman actually created the Movement 10 years ago that today is kicking ass and taking names.

Timing is everything I guess, and race is anything else.

The Movement apparently garnered importance after Caucasian actresses and models came out against sexual predator, Harvey Weinstein.

But when Tarana Burke, an African American woman, created the #MeToo Movement 10 years ago to encourage women of color to speak out against sexual assault sought support, we heard nothing but crickets. Continue reading