“A full night had passed since the United States Senate voted to make Elizabeth Warren stop talking, so she got up on Wednesday morning, put on a magenta suit and her trademark rimless eyeglasses, and immediately commenced being the noisiest silent woman of the 24-hour news cycle. ‘I thought I was just going to debate Jeff Sessions as the attorney general of the United States,’ the Democratic senator from Massachusetts said to some colleagues at a videoed breakfast-time meeting she posted to Twitter, appearing elaborately flabbergasted. ‘Only to discover that reading a truthful statement from an eyewitness to history, about the man who has been named attorney general to the United States, was out of order!’ She jabbed the air with her index finger, while Cory Booker (D-N.J.) leaned back in his chair, and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) took a sip of coffee. ‘We will not be silenced!’ Warren enjoined them. ‘We will not be silenced!'”

It seems like no matter how much you “talk” about the realities of racism or expose racists for who they truly are, it doesn’t matter. As you may or may not already know, the majority-white Senate confirmed Sessions as the new Attorney General of the U.S. yesterday…

Source: Monica Hesse. The Washington Post. February 8, 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/a-cone-of-silence-for-elizabeth-warren-nope/2017/02/08/a4097536-ee2a-11e6-b4ff-ac2cf509efe5_story.html


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