Make Sch’dy issue a learning moment
The conversation concerning an email sent out within the Schenectady High School community can be turned into a learning moment for us all.
Even as we cannot fully explain the complex conflict happening in the Middle East in a single email, we can and should model communication, be active participants in our learning, lead with love, and move with peace as an action word.
Members of our Schenectady community have been engaged in the essential work of learning how to apply an anti-racist lens to examine our local systems, structures, and institutions.
All Of Us, Schenectady Clergy Against Hate, and others have worked earnestly to model the type of leaning into community necessary for effective communication.
We have learned how important conversations across our differences can be.
We have learned that it is imperative that we listen with honesty to one another, examine our own biases and privileges, and accept with graciousness the knowledge and understanding we gain from the experience.
Ours is a commitment to the wellbeing and welcome of all who call Schenectady home, especially those who are or have been historically the victims of oppression because of the religion they practice or people they belong to, the color of their skin, their stories of origin, or any of the identities they embody.
To achieve the world we all deserve, we must build from a foundation of equity, justice and peace.
Let that foundation begin with us.
Rabbi Matt Cutler
Rabbi Congregation Gates of Heaven
Rabbi Rafi Spitzer
Congregation Agudat Achim
Lead organizer, #All of Us
Rev. Dustin Wright
Senior Pastor, Messiah Lutheran Church
Rev. Amaury Tanon-Santos
Executive Director, Schenectady Community Ministries
Officials shouldn’t profit off pandemic
Regarding Dr. Fauci, I think his credibility is waning at this point because he is overexposed.
He’s never met a microphone he didn’t like, and half the time he’s doing interviews, sharing his feelings, you know hair standing in the back of your neck sort of thing instead of actual data, actual science.
Look, I think many in the country threw up in their mouth a little bit when they heard that Dr. Fauci will be releasing a book on the pandemic, thereby profiting off the pandemic.
We should probably bundle this book, you know, save a couple of bucks, with Andrew Cuomo’s book, who got a $5 million book advance while the pandemic was still raging so he could spike the football in the end zone, talking about what a great job he did.
What he did, this isn’t even up for debate, was the worst job of any governor.
If you look at the numbers again, you had Cuomo profiting off the pandemic, a government official. Now we have Fauci doing it as well. I think this is appalling.
They should donate the money to charity. I forgot they don’t care about them. They only care about their pockets. Wake up people.
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