www.bittermedicineblogs.com – In this episode, we discuss the super Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein has been accused of having sexually inappropriate behavior towards women in a recent scathing New York Times article.
Weinstein's alleged sexually inappropriate behavior with women in the last 30 years was detailed in the Times report published Thursday. Since the initial report, other women have come forward with similar accusations, but Hollywood has been silent for the most part—unlike when Bill Cosby initially faced his accusations. And even with these accusations, white society finds a way to paint Weinstein in a positive light! Did they do the same for Cosby?
The point here is for Black folks to once again recognize what it looks like to remain on code. In all the accusations, there is little to no mention of pursuing a trial against Harvey Weinstein. In fact, Lisa Bloom, the daughter of Gloria Allred, who are both infamous for representing sexually abused women against high powered, alleged abusers – especially when the accused abuser is a Black man- was representing and coaching Weinstein at the onset of these accusations! She recently quit, but only because it likely would hurt her business if she continued at his side.
Hollywood has long had a “play for pay” standard, which white society always understood. That understanding goes out of the door when the accused is Black. The Black community needs to learn to stop taking the moral high ground and seeking fairness. Fairness is for losers. We must stay on code with each other, the same way others stay on code against Us. Listen to learn more.
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