Sit down and be patient with them. Spend more time and pay more attention to them. —Horace Banks, Building Maintenance Technician, Dorchester
Yes. We need representation. The only people who know about our everyday experience is black people. It’s very important to have a voice in government. — Mark Mitchell, Human Services Advocate, Dorchester
All kinds of ways. I have missed a lot of opportunities to get ahead. — Bernard Washington, Retired, Roxbury
I think black teens are just profiled more than white kids are. It has a lot to do with the politics of our community.
Sometimes I think it’s best to respond. Sometimes it’s best to ignore it. But any chance you have to rectify it, you should.
Better vendors and more appealing exteriors. It should have more of a village feel and be more welcoming to shoppers.
To do well in school. Some kids would rather smoke weed than go to school. — Carlos Diaz, Student, East Boston
There’s no room for harassment. The players have to work together. They should share meals and have family get-togethers.
We as American people have got to get it right. We’ve stopped innovating in aerospace and fallen behind in education. — Glenn Lee, Retired, Charlestown
Get a job and stay focused on your job. You have to pray and get up every day and go to work.
It certainly has to start from the government level. People have to study how the lack of education and lack of access are at the heart of the matter.
Ten dollars an hour. You can’t survive off of $8. It would cut down on crime if you raised it. People won’t feel pressured so much.
What do you think should be done to reduce poverty in the United States?
Do you think polygamy should be illegal?