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This Speaking Up Spoken Word Outlines the Problem with Staying Quiet

 - Jan 25, 2017
References: clintsmithiii & youtube
Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University, Clint Smith is a teacher and writer who gives a "speaking up" spoken word presentation that discusses the importance of speaking against injustice.

In the powerful speech, Smith begins with a famous Martin Luther King quote -- about the silence of friends being more painful than the words of enemies. This is the theme Smith speaks of throughout, explaining that speaking against injustice is crucial in developing yourself and the people around you. It does no one any good by staying silent on issues that relate to oppression, injustice, genocide and inequality, and so using your voice to educate others, stand up for people who need it, or simply be kind to others is extremely important.