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Do you think Boston will ever overcome its legacy of racial inequality?

Yes. It would take the mutual cooperation of every inhabitant. — Veronica Nchuamu, Student, South End

What do you think it would take to make America truly great?

Admittance and acceptance of all the ways that America has hurt people, correcting the wrongs and making amends. — Sahar Lawrence, Community Engagement, Jamaica Plain

Letter to the editor: Eliminate stigma

Lazy terms like “Methadone Mile” negatively brand an entire neighborhood. Describing men and women as “addicts” reduces them to their health struggles.

Do you think the city should provide safe injection sites for users to shoot up?

No. It’s a drug. People are addicted. It’s bad for public health. — Tony, Unemployed, Roxbury

What effect has the first six months of the Trump administration had on the United States?

He’s had a bad effect on everything. He’s the worst president we’ve ever, ever, ever had. — Tina Grimes, Unit Secretary, Dorchester

What do you think of the changes Boston is going through?

It’s progress, but for whom? There’s new ideas, different proposals. You ask why people are building in the community and they say ‘There’s nothing here.’ There’s an entire culture here that could be moved away. — Ayanna Warfield, Chef, Roxbury

Should Boston have a civilian review board to investigate allegations of police misconduct?

Yes. I don’t really feel the police can be trusted. History has proven it, and it’s still being proven today. — Roger Wanzo, Retired, Dorchester

Do you think Republicans will face consequences for the Trump administration’s cuts to the federal budget?

Do you think Republicans will face consequences for the Trump administration’s cuts to the federal budget?

Thousands rally in Boston Common for Boston's public schools

Last November public education activists fended off Ballot Question 2, which would have lifted the state-wide cap on charter school expansion and diverted funds from local school districts. Saturday, many of the same activists who fought for a “no” vote ...

Hearing focuses on Boston Public Schools’ struggles with transit costs, appealing meals

A small portion of students account for the majority of the expenses in a transit department that has struggled to limit costs. Meanwhile, the school' s food department aims to increase the per-meal food expensive reimbursement it receives by improving ...

Boston University professor Travis Bristol studies hiring, retention of teachers of color

Travis Bristol is an assistant professor in English education at the Boston University School of Education who researches district- and school-based practices that support teachers of color; national, state, and local education policies that enable and constrain the workplace experiences ...

Nuestra Voz conference to amplify Latinx voices across Massachusetts

In Boston, Latinos comprise 20 percent of the population, but only 7 percent of those appointed to executive positions and city and state commissions and boards. The presidential election brought a new call to action for Latina Circle co-founders Francisco ...

Dress code at Malden Mystic Valley Regional Charter School censures black hair

Civil rights groups have decried the Mystic Valley Regional Charter school's dress code policies as racially discriminatory and said they may represent another piece of an all-too frequent trend of criminalization of blackness.

In face of cuts, Boston Public Schools details supports for district’s low-performing schools

Boston Public Schools officials took time during the hearings to outline their efforts to support low performing schools, through measures such as visiting assistant teams, continued funding support for schools exiting turnaround and a fund for extra supports. Not all ...

Fear and defiance greet House Republicans’ American Health Care Act

Many speakers at a health care panel said legislation could bring drastic consequences to them or members of their families. Sen. Markey offered a spot of hope, predicting the bill would fail in the Senate.

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