On October 15th 2017, in the days of Twitter, in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted:
“If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.”
In the week that followed #MeToo was tweeted 48 million times. A wave of heartbreaking stories came down on Twitter. It became clear to anyone who was paying attention that sexual assault was not just rich and famous men taking advantage of women. It was not just a few bad apples. It went much deeper than that.
Burke, unlike Milano, was not nationally known. She was an unsung hero working to help Black and Brown…
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