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  • Xian Barrett

    I commend the work the City Year students are doing to support our communities. I have some frustration with those who spend a short time learning in difficult situation and then leave the community after a short time. However, I do understand that the Corp members have good motives and I've seen the spirits of the individual members in our own school Gage Park.

    As I hear from this article and also the members in my building about the Corps demand that they avoid politics, I can't help but remember this quote:
    “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
    Bishop Desmond Tutu

    The young, well-meaning Corp members witness injustice every single day. Should we really be teaching them neutrality?