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Open Forum: Responsible leadership is needed


When someone attains a position of prominence or leadership, we have always assumed that a certain level of responsibility goes with it. They speak not just as one person but for a position, a cause, a group.

Their words are heard differently ... they have more weight. If they use words that suggest hatred, they make hatred acceptable and encourage hatred in those who listen. If they use words that suggest intolerance, they encourage intolerance and make it acceptable.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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