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Chase Emerson <[log in to unmask]>
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Chase Emerson <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 3 Jun 2023 16:32:51 -0400
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I don't often weigh in here; but while we're on this topic, I feel
compelled to share the following. Years ago I borrowed a library book that
had a political bent not shared by the majority of the residents. (My
husband has a degree in political science and enjoys reading differing
viewpoints on that subject.) As the librarian glanced at the cover I could
see distaste on her face. After checking it out, she placed it face down on
my stack in which she placed all others face up. Her message was clear; she
disapproved of the book and wanted me to know it. Hopefully we aren't all
as transparent as that. Neutrality is a challenge that requires fairly
vigilant self-examination, and we need to be mindful of the messages we
send in gestures both large and small.

Deborah Clark shared this article a while back--

On Sat, Jun 3, 2023 at 3:24 PM Brendon B <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> If neutrality (yours, mine, ours, etc.) benefits one group of people more
> than another, it's not neutrality.


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