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Define the word "Upstander"

Design credit: Sarah Decker
Design credit: Sarah Decker
Please take a moment to view & sign our petition- https://www.change.org/petitions/oxford-dictionary-define-the-word-upstander. We need to encourage our society to embrace the role of an upstander, and to stand up against injustice. It is a symbolic step towards combating prejudice and promoting tolerance. Thank you
Local Bargain Jerk February 09, 2014 at 12:45 PM
Speaking of hate, I hate it when people from hundreds of miles away enter another community to "combat" things they don't like. (The cause might be different, but the confused members of the Westboro Baptist Church leap immediately to mind as an example of this.) I'm not sure what this cause is about, but I can see that you're located somewhere in Northern New Jersey. Next time, please announce yourself, your hometown, and a little more about your cause. Until you extend those basic courtesies to your readers/listeners, please don't expect anyone to care about your cause. Thanks for listening.
Maggie Drummond February 09, 2014 at 03:57 PM
The cause is outlined on the petition website. I'm sorry if you don't believe that people from your town would like to combat bullying but I would like to believe otherwise. It's not any type of religious or political agenda its a college student's petition to get a word in the dictionary, no harm no foul. I find it hard to believe it's so incredibly offensive to you that you would have to take the time to leave a snarky remark.
Local Bargain Jerk February 10, 2014 at 08:14 AM
-- I find it hard to believe it's so incredibly offensive to you that -- you would have to take the time to leave a snarky remark. Please stop bullying me.
John February 10, 2014 at 06:02 PM
On the other hand (local). Perhaps they need to read the dictionary more. Their take is. Upstander: A person who chooses to take positive action in the face of injustice in society or in situations where individuals need assistance. The word exist all ready in proper English. in·teg·ri·ty /inˈtegritē/ noun noun: integrity 1. the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. "he is known to be a man of integrity" synonyms: honesty, probity, rectitude, honor, good character, principle(s), ethics, morals, righteousness, morality, virtue, decency, fairness, scrupulousness, sincerity, truthfulness, trustworthiness .
John February 10, 2014 at 06:04 PM
PS; Sorry your being bullied :-)

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