Ed Team

The Ultimate Tragedy

Filed By Ed Team | September 25, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: belleville, GLSEN, illinois, Kevin Jennings, Martin Luther King Jr., safe schools

"Martin Luther King Jr. once said, 'The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence ... by the good people.' History suggests that we can't always eliminate oppression and cruelty, but we can refuse to be silent when we see it."

--Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools in the U.S. Department of Education, and founder of GLSEN, on the beating of a high school student in Belleville, Illinois

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