Black history and women’s history are intersectional In 2006, Tarana Burke, founded the #metoo movement with the goal to empower young women of color who have been sexually abused, assaulted, or exploited, women from marginalized communities.  While the hashtag did not take off on social media until 2017 when many white women came forward to acuse many white men of sexual harassment.   Tarana Burke’s Story Tarana shows how intersectional the #metoo movement is with #blacklivesmatter, “some people said to me: ‘This is not your moment. This isn’t about Me Too. This is about Black people.’” But excessive police force and sexual violence are “inextricably linked”, she insists. “Sexual violence is an issue in the country that is so deeply pervasive that it is actually enacted by law enforcement people. They’re not just inept at investigating and dealing with it, they’re also perpetrators.”...

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