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I don’t think it will happen. We live in an era now where so many people falsely think that we’re post-racial. —Tito Jackson, City Councilor, Roxbury
I have serious doubts that we will, although I feel very strongly that they should do the right thing and provide reparations. —Mimi Jones, Education Consultant, Roxbury
No. Never. There’s too much politics and animosity. —Julius Tolbert, Writer, Roxbury
No, I don’t think so. I don’t think the government sees it as an important issue. —Brother Lo, Executive Director, Dorchester
No, because most people in power don’t feel like black people are owed reparations. —Ant Thomas, Artist, Roxbury
No. I think the government is still in denial that there’s a problem. Racism is so implicit. —Alicia Mooltrey, Community Organizer, Roxbury
Do you think African Americans will ever receive reparations from the U.S. government?