I think integration and diversity are good things. And the schools should have equal resources. We want our kids to excel and we have to give them the resources they need. — Thomas Flynt, Retired Court Officer, Roxbury
Because workers accept it. If they would stand up, they could change things. — James Young, Retired, Roxbury
We need an open dialogue with the police in our community, and we need to respect ourselves. The tone for our community today should be unity and love of self. — C1 Clifton Brathwaite, Political Consultant, Hyde Park
Yes. It’s imperative that we put people in office who will benefit our community. — Delmariato Grice, Construction, Roxbury
It’s an age-old problem. We need to build better race relations. We need to get police officers to learn how to work with black people. — Anthony Brewer, State Employee, Roxbury
No. I think some people need marijuana for health. There are a lot of others things that should be a priority for law enforcement. — SH, Grandparent, Roxbury
Of course. I think it’s important that all people of color vote so we can have a voice in what is going on in the state. Without the vote, our voice will be silent. Your level of income does not ...
For working class people, employers don’t want to pay you what your job is worth. You can’t live off the wages they pay. It’s greed. The less they pay, the more they make. — Anthony Raines, Baggage Agent, Roxbury
Lack of education and employment opportunities. People are frustrated and they commit crimes. — Doreen Warfield, Customer Service, Roxbury
Getting these young people jobs. Somebody needs to help them. —Lenny Mitchell, Retired, Dorchester
It’s been going on for years. It’s a question that’s never been answered. —Alicia Reeves-Cobb, Retired, Dorchester
I think we have more power than we utilize. Our voting percentages are going up, but we don’t use the vote enough to effect the real power that we have. —Anthony Barnes, Accounts Payable Specialist, Dorchester
I think they should send back all the troops. They should help Iraq get stabilized. —Leon Hussey, Construction, Dorchester
It’s always been an issue in the United States. It’s not the crimes they commit, it’s their color. The white boy can commit the same crime, but they won’t do time. They hate us, but they don’t know why. —Oliver ...
They need role models, teachers who are willing to do a little extra and parents who pay more attention. —Michael Reid, Reprographics, Roxbury