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Controversy: Different takes on 'Kindness' signs

Not everyone embracing the message, calling for 'Change' instead


Last updated 11/11/2020 at 3:23pm

Brian Soergel

"We choose kindness" signs are lined up on Maple Street in Edmonds.

Maybe it's a sign of the times. A 2020 thing in a country divided.

A cursory doomscroll on Facebook or Twitter – in addition to eroding your mental health – can lead you to believe kindness is on the ropes. So it's no surprise that yard signs in Edmonds extolling kindness have come under attack.

The signs are seemingly innocuous: "I choose kindness," spelled out in blue letters against a yellow background and blue trim.

But some say the sign's message promotes exclusiveness, similar to how the "All lives matter" rebuke to "Black lives matter," to many, is seen as not understanding that...

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Reader Comments(1)

Michael D Meeks writes:

Adrienne Fraley-Monillas had a different take – she said she chooses change. Change happens at the end. First Kindness...then understanding...finally change.


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