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Breaking the Silence on Child Sexual Abuse

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I sat in the back of a predominantly African-American mosque nervously waiting to hear the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan speak for the first time. As anticipated, everything about his message stirred my spirit.

As I listened attentively to the minister discuss the things that would have to transpire for us to experience radical improvements in the quality of life for Black people, I mentally prepared to take stock in his plan. I was 94% sold on it until Farrakhan began speaking about the changes that needed to occur within the Black home. He was mid speech and I vividly remember being overcome with sheer confusion. My delirium quickly escalated to internal rage.

I was not a mother yet, but I remember feeling my body heat up when the minister said with sternness that we need to stop allowing little girls to sit on the laps of men, because there are men who are aroused by little children.

I instantly felt like he was attacking the great men in my life. I felt obligated to defend my father’s honor by expressing my clear disgust. I felt compelled to make it clear that I dismissed the idea that a father would turn to his child for the sake of sexual pleasure.

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9 out of 10 of the perpetrators are never brought to justice and never appear on sex offender registries.

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