I think it takes education, training and perseverance. — Cyndy Harris, Educator, Roxbury
We have to come together as a community and take it from there, one step at a time. — Richard Norris, Plumber, Dorchester
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
I don’t think there’s any healing going on. We just have to get used to what America has become. — Lynisha, Transportation, Dorchester
What are your concerns about Donald Trump’s presidency?
I think they should make more Section 8 certificates available. And they should bring back rent control. There’s a majority of people who can’t afford to live here. — Shirley Burton, Bus Monitor, Dorchester
Race trumps all. This election was a referendum on race. They want our country back. — Ron Armstead, Retired, Roxbury
As racist as it ever was. He’ll be taking us back to the Jim Crow era. — Val Hyman, Retired, Roxbury
People need to heal and be kind and respectful of each other. — Monique Davis, Higher Ed, Roxbury
People are shocked and offended. Hopefully, people will mellow out a bit. — Warren Busby, Retired, Boston
Definitely. I just registered last week. I don’t want Trump running the country. He’d set us back. — Thomas Oaks, Steward, Mattapan
We need to create good-paying jobs for people. The minimum wage doesn’t match up to what people pay for rent. — Princess Paul, High School Student, Roxbury
I think Trump isn’t fit to be president. Hillary handled herself well after all the attacks. She didn’t blow up. — Kirby Lynch, Unemployed, South End
The bigger the bank the more likely they are to cheat. Smaller banks don’t want to take that risk. I use a credit union. — Nadine Jones Ruffin, Supervisor, Roxbury
What do you think has changed in the two years since Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri?
There hasn’t been much change. Since he died, there’s still been police brutality. — Seth Jackson, Student, Hyde Park