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What do you think is the most pressing challenge black people face?

Jobs. Nobody has jobs for us. — Bruce Hill, Unemployed, Roxbury

Why do you think voters in Massachusetts supported Donald Trump?

Maybe he says things people are afraid to say. — Amaya, Student, South End

What do you think the Democratic and Republican parties could do to make their agendas more relevant to the American people?

There are so many different ideas they could implement. I’d like to see more funding for education. — William White, Disabled Veteran, South Boston

What would it take to heal the racial divisions in the United States?

I think we need to have a conversation about racism and white supremacy and hold ourselves and elected officials accountable. — Priscilla Banks, Program Director, Roslindale

What do you think should be done to reduce recidivism?

We need to have programs set up for people to succeed. They need substance abuse and recovery programs. — Florence Potter, Volunteer, South End

What do you think of Donald Trump’s lead in the Republican primaries?

I’m not too pleased with that. He’s not a good candidate. Listen to the way he talks. I don’t think he can run the country. — Melissa Wright, Secretary, Roxbury

What role do you think the black vote will play in this year’s presidential race?

I think it will increase. I hope it spurs black people to recognize our importance in the political process. — Bruce Bickerstaff, Barber, Roxbury

What do you think is the importance of next week’s presidential primary?

It’s hugely important. We are at a juncture where we have a say in who the next president will be. It’s especially important for young people to get involved. — Sarah Sebastian, Legislative Aide, Cambridge

To what extent do you think income inequality is an important issue in this year’s presidential race?

All I hear them saying that they’re going to create more jobs. I want to see change. — Mary, Sales, Dorchester

What issues are at stake in the upcoming presidential election?

The candidates aren’t speaking the truth. They need to talk about how they can help the community. Actions speak louder than words. — Denise Williams, Student, Mattapan

What issues are at stake in the upcoming presidential election?

The candidates aren’t speaking the truth. They need to talk about how they can help the community. Actions speak louder than words. — Denise Williams, Student, Mattapan

Who would you like to see become the next president of the United States?

I would like it to be Hillary Clinton. She’s more in to the community. She cares about low-income people. — Sandra, Receptionist, Dorchester

Do you think the problem of racism is getting better or worse in the United States?

I don’t think it’s getting any better. It seems like it, with cop shootings. People need to learn not to hate. — Muriel Cadet, Homeless, Boston

What do you think is the most pressing civil rights issue today?

Racism. There can be no progress without unity. And there will be no unity without a multi-class movement fighting racism. — Stevan Kirschbaum, Bus Driver, Roslindale

What do you think can be done to reduce gun violence in the United States?

You have to screen people better. Background checks. People should have a good reason for owning a gun. You can’t just give them to everybody. — Abdula Saccoh, Student, Boston