It is unfortunate that the President of the United States would defend someone who has settled five separate claims of sexual harassment. Pres. Trump defended Bill O’Reilly yesterday, saying he was a good person. Pres. Trump does not think Mr. O’Reilly did anything wrong. See CBS news report. And, just a year ago, then Candidate Trump also defended Roger Ailes against his accusers.

I think that is the problem. Bill O’Reilly, and perhaps Roger Ailes, and perhaps Donald Trump, are all “good” persons until they are near women. Sexual harassment, racial harassment, all the forms of discrimination involve a perpetrator who is often considered to be a “good” person, except by the person s/he has harassed. Discrimination is by definition complicated.