Why Was the Penn State Abuse Scandal Covered Up?

VIDEO: On MSNBC's "Sound Off" segment, Melissa Harris-Perry says that Penn State is another example of an institution, like government, that people put their trust in but is now crumbling.


The Nation notes that as the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal has unfolded, and coach Joe Paterno's firing has prompted students to take to the streets in protest, the moral outrage for the victims of abuse hasn't been as loud. The Nation's Melissa Harris-Perry joined MSNBC's "Sound Off" segment to weigh in on the issue. She says that institutions like Penn State need to take responsibility "to protect the communities that they are a part of."

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