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“We have been pitted against each other.” During her powerful Vanguard Award acceptance speech at Saturday night’s GLAAD Awards, Scandal star Kerry Washington nailed why political power so often remains in the hands of the few — that is, the white, the male, the 1%. “Women, poor people, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, trans people, inter-sex people — we have been pitted against each other and made to feel like there are limited seats at the table for those of us that fall into the category of ‘other,'” she said at the ceremony in Los Angeles. “As a result, we have become afraid of one another. We compete with one another, we judge one another, sometimes we betray one another … As ‘others,’ we are taught to be successful we must reject those ‘other ‘others’ or we will never belong.” According to Washington, the solution is clear: We must stop fighting one another and band together to reach the goal of full equality….

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Watch: Kerry Washington gave a stunning speech at the GLAAD awards about banding together to reach true equality

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