Louis C.K.

A moment and movement of courage in America

A moment and movement of courage in America

With both the outing of sexual predators and the call for a cessation of violence in Baltimore catching fire as movements, one must marvel at the courage on view before us — even as the naysayers and the doubters and the haters vie for attention.

Whether one is stepping into the light about painful and embarrassing matters that have generally taken place in private or offering a rather simple solution to a situation too daunting for experts to resolve, the same obstacles have had to be overcome: fear and inertia. The women and men in the vanguard of these efforts had to muster courage and then brace themselves for the sort of backlash unheard of before the advent of social...

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