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What do you think it would take to heal the deep divisions in the United States?

I think it would take open communication and everyone would have to be willing to accept their responsibility for the problems we’re facing. — Troy, Engineer, Dorchester

What do you think of the first 50 days of the Trump administration?

It’s been very negative. One of the most negative presidents we’ve ever had. — Michelle Gray-Brown, Unit Manager, South End

How does the cost of housing in Boston affect you?

It’s too much. I’d move to the suburbs, but there’s no transportation. — Ana Lowe, Entrepreneur, Boston

What are you hopeful for in 2017?

When you look and see that people did revolutionary things and changed things, it makes me hopeful that we can make the world a better place. — Tyriana, Student, Dorchester

Do you think police should be required to wear body cameras?

Yes. Because we always have cameras on us. Why can’t the law be watched as well. — Rosa Morales, Administrative Assistant, Roxbury

Will Trump last four years in office?

Will Trump last four years in office?

How do you think Americans should respond to the recent increase in hate crimes?

With the fullest of the heart. It’s time to transform all that poison into medicine. We need to work together to do it. — Nina LaNegra, Artist, Roxbury

What do you think of Trump’s executive order on immigration?

One word for that: Foul. — Steven Sullivan, Cook, Roxbury

Did you watch the inauguration?

Some of it. I couldn’t believe Hillary went. That was classy. I don’t hate Trump, but he makes you scared. You don’t know what he’s doing. — Sheril B., Quality Control Representative, Dorchester

What do you think about Tito Jackson’s candidacy for mayor?

If Tito Jackson is willing to stand up against police brutality, that would be great. It’s a huge concern in our community. — Tahia Sykes, Education, Dorchester

What impact do you think the Trump administration will have on America?

I think it’s going to be a disaster, especially for poor people. It’s going to be great for the rich. — Tracey David, Retired, South End

What do you think it takes to be successful in the United States?

I think it takes education, training and perseverance. — Cyndy Harris, Educator, Roxbury

What do you think ordinary people can do to make things better in the United States?

We have to come together as a community and take it from there, one step at a time. — Richard Norris, Plumber, Dorchester

What would you like to see happen in 2017?

I would like to see housing stabilized in Boston. People are being displaced constantly. Rent control or something like that would make it easier for people to stay in Boston. — Shirma Pierre, Health Care Admin., Hyde Park

What do you think can be done to heal the racial divisiveness of the 2016 presidential race?

I don’t think there’s any healing going on. We just have to get used to what America has become. — Lynisha, Transportation, Dorchester

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