“The Danger of Silence”

“We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don’t,”–Clint Smith

This video, entitled “The Danger of Silence” was shared with me by a former student from my Foundations in Multicultural Social Work course who said:

“In class, we talked about how each individual has a responsibility to the larger society to help the oppressed after learning of our privilege(s). I came across a video that you might have seen but I wanted to share the link with you because he talks about how staying silent is “the residue of fear”. This video illustrates that a small act like speaking up when you see or hear something you don’t like is the most important.”


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW



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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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