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On #BlackLivesMatter:
While the protests are promising and necessary, they are also insufficient. A deeper phase of work is needed.

"Time to turn protests into change", CNN, 4 December 2014, http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/03/opinion/liu-meaning-ferguson-protests/.

At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man's death and a broader concern about the state of our criminal justice system.

"From Eric Holder: A message to the people of Ferguson", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 20 August 2014, http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/a-message-to-the-people-of-ferguson/article_ea8b7358-67a3-5187-af8c-169567f27a0d.html

So far it looks like the demonstrators are presenting a far more relevant, compelling and insightful analysis than the gaggle of pols now rushing to catch up with the society they nominally lead.

"Why 'black lives matter' matters", New York Daily News, 9 December 2014, http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/errol-louis-black-lives-matter-matters-article-1.2038331

On Donald Trump:
I would not advise people who feel strongly or who are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised during the course of the campaign, I wouldn’t advise them to be silent.

Brent Griffiths, "Obama to anti-Trump protesters: Don't be silent", Politico, 17 November 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/obama-to-trump-protesters-231558.

We need to raise our voices, but we do not need to indulge in hate.

"Meet the Press - November 13, 2016", NBC News, 13 November 2016, http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-november-13-2016-n683211.

I think that people are saying, 'Mr. Trump, we have come too far in this country fighting discrimination and bigotry. We’re not going back. And if you’re going to continue that effort, you’re going to have to take us on.'

Susan Page , "Sanders backs Trump protests, questions Electoral College", USA Today, 13 November 2016, http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/11/13/sanders-backs-trump-protests-questions-electoral-college/93767186/.