Know When to Stop Talking & Listen

When Salma Hayek and Shirley MacLaine talked over, silenced and condescended Jessica Williams at a Sundance lunch, they were illustrating an all-too-common pattern. Rather than listening to the experiences of a black woman, a woman they presumably don't even know all that well, they told her to stop "being victimized" and "find the democracy inside." Y'all.

Sarah Lawrence