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They’re ignorant. It’s part of their culture. It’s part of how they were taught to think. It derives from their Anglo-Saxon forefathers. — Tim, Caterer, Jamaica Plain
I think it’s embedded in them. It’s not as bad as it’s been, but I don’t see it getting any better. It’s 2015 now. — Reginald Coleman, Self-Employed, Mattapan
From the time whites have been in power, they’ve been able to do what they want with little punishment. — Ijalil Supreme, Outreach Worker, Roxbury
There’s a spiritual side to it. There’s something really demonic about vicious racist acts. Racism is part of the history of this country. — Emoro Efetie, Substitute Teacher, Roxbury
They feel entitled because of their skin color. Maybe they feel that their power is shifting away from them and they don’t like it. — Dominique Florence, Health Educator, Roslindale
A lot of the whites are taking the lead from preceding generations. A lot of them just don’t know any better. — Collis Beverly, Retired Chef, Back Bay
Why do you think whites commit acts of racial aggression?