John Conyers just resigned from the US House of Representatives in the wake of sexual harassment allegations and pressure from within his party. Conyers is a veteran of the Korean War, a civil rights leader, and a progressive trailblazer. Al Franken is a sitting US Senator who is also being accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment. Democrat leadership isn’t putting a lot of pressure, if any, on forcing Franken to resign. Instead they are kicking the can down the road through an ethics investigation. Franken is a charismatic progressive from whom one might expect great things from him as a politician, but his political career is still in its infancy. The acquisitions of harassment against the two men differ materially in that Conyers is alleged to harassed women while he was in office and paid the settlements through public funds whereas Franken is alleged to harassed women prior to taking office. Conyers is black. Franken is white. Is the disparate treatment of these men the result of racism?