We’ve come a long way, but there’s still work to be done. Racism is still alive and well. It’s up to us —black, white, red and brown — to fix it. We need to make our leaders accountable for our ...
Fifty years after the March on Washington, what do you think are the most serious problems facing black people?
Lack of motivation. People don’t try to better themselves. They get stuck in their ways.
They have a different point of view. People are more willing to cooperate with officers from their own race. It’s also good for young people to see officers who look like them.
To what extent do you think the U.S. government should be able to conduct surveillance on U.S. citizens?
Only when it’s necessary. They shouldn’t be making up scenarios to justify it.
The Boston Foundation recently named two new members to its board of directors. Paul W. Lee, a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, and Myechia Minter-Jordan, M.D., the president and CEO of the Dimock Center, joined the board effective July 1.
Probably because so many politicians make promises they can’t keep, it’s hard for people to figure out which candidates are for real.
It just reinforced what I already believe. There’s two sets of rules. There’s never a level playing field. Had the roles been reversed and Trayvon had the gun, do you think they would have found him innocent? Of course not.
Have I slipped through a wormhole into 1952? What’s going on? Since when can a man who is not a police officer have the right to detain anyone, let alone shoot and kill a child?
I have an air conditioner, I’m keeping myself hydrated, I wear a hat, sunscreen, shades and I lessen my activity.
It all depends on the leaders we have. We have to hold leaders accountable to represent us. Tyree Browne Administrative Assistant Roxbury
We need more trucks selling fresh vegetables in our community. People don’t have access to fresh produce. I’d like to see more funding to organizations that help people eat healthy food. Jeff Durham Reporter Dorchester
A lot is at stake in this election. The budget cuts that are coming because of sequestration have to be stopped or they’re going to be devastating to our community. Michael Kane Tenant Organizer Jamaica Plain
Do you think condoms should be distributed in public high schools?