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Read another response about Justice, Ethics Justice Ethics Share I hope my question isn’t offensive and I ask it in good faith. I support all sorts of civil rights movements, but have disliked the idea “silence is complicity”. Isn’t silence a basic human right? It’s unlikely that any modern country’s law considers silence on some particular social issue as a crime or misdemeanor. I genuinely believe in racial equality, but wouldn’t the necessity of making this belief public make it seem like a show? There are many reasons one might choose to be silent, such as dislike of publicity or thinking that “enough people are already making this opinion heard so mine won’t make a difference”. Is it fair to judge some who knows but is silent about a societal ill as complicit in that ill?

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