Keeping Score: Pride Month, COVID-19 and Black Women’s Fight for Progress

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In every issue of Ms., we track research on our progress in the fight for equality, catalogue can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and keep tabs on the feminist movement’s many milestones. We’re Keeping Score online, too—in in this biweekly round-up.

Lest We Forget

+ Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s remarks to the class of 2020 were the inspiration this country needs. In a time when things are feeling out of control, she reminded young people to speak up.

“Don’t ever, ever let anyone tell you that you’re too angry, or that you ‘should keep your mouth shut.’There will always be those who want to keep you silent, to have you be seen but not heard, or maybe they don’t even want to see you at all. But those people don’t know your story, and if you listen to them, then nothing will ever change.”

Keeping Score: Pride Month, COVID-19 and Black Women’s Fight for Progress
Michelle Obama. (Ceng News / Flickr)


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