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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

"There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame." - David Brooks

One response to “Kevin Jackson’s last speech as a Providence City Councilor”

  1. Greg Gerritt

    Kevin jackson occassiobnally did the right thing at the city council, but his willingness to engage his constituents honestly was always lacking. I served on the neighborhood association boarde for many years ande I can never remember when Jackson came in told the truth and was straight with us. And you can be sure he never would have pushed on his own for the CSA. Her has no talent as a legislator. As the vote showed, he long ago lost the trust of his constituents even if he voted on the right side occasionally.

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