Famous Speech Friday: Minn. Rep. Hortman calls out white male colleagues

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Ilhan Omar, America's first Somali-American legislator, had just spoken against a public safety bill before the Minnesota state legislature. Minnesota State Legislature photo) Get involved in more conversations on public speaking with The Eloquent Woman. She wasn't speaking.

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Same as it ever was: We don't want to listen to eloquent women.

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Hillary Clinton took her break after the 2016 election, then emerged slowly, an outing here, a speech there. Male representatives in Minnesota's legislature leave the floor when women representatives, particularly women of color, are speaking, called out by minority leader Rep.

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