Try Blowing the Whistle
As I read about charges of anti-Semitism, racism, and homophobia within athletic departments of schools in Massachusetts (and elsewhere) I find myself asking, “How was this kept so secret? If it’s been going on for years, why didn’t we know sooner?”
The reason, sadly, is that people did know and kept quiet. They either agreed with the bigotry or didn’t choose to “rock the boat.” This harkens back to the quote, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” (Usually attributed to Edmund Burke, there are of course debunking sites claiming he never said it and it harkens back to John Stuart Mill. But it’s the point, not the author, that’s important.)
There were people who knew about Bernie Madoff’s illegal scheme, about Matt Lauer’s sexual harassment behavior, about the pedophila of some of the Catholic clergy, about Andrew Cuomo’s bullying, and on and on. It’s astounding how many people do nothing and yet are shocked that the conditions continue.