The saying “Am I my brother’s keeper?” comes from the Bible, specifically from the story of Cain and Abel in the book of Genesis.
In the story, Cain becomes angry and jealous of his brother Abel, and he kills him. Afterward, God confronts Cain and asks him where Abel is. Cain responds with the question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”
This question has become a well-known rhetorical device that is often used to explore issues of personal responsibility, obligation, and accountability. It is often used to challenge people to take responsibility for the welfare of others, particularly those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged.
The saying suggests that we have a moral obligation to care for and protect our fellow human beings, and that we cannot simply ignore or abandon them. It implies that we are all responsible for each other, and that we should act accordingly.
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President Obama joins a town hall with Steph Curry and young men of color take the opportunity to ask questions about his upbringing, his advice and what he sees as necessary for young people to thrive in America. MBK Rising! is a national convening of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance in Oakland, California, that brings together hundreds of young men of color and leaders working to break down barriers that too often leave boys and young men of color at a disadvantage. Learn more at Obama.org/MBKA
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