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On #BlackLivesMatter:
In these times of crisis, we, as a community, must allow room for multiple conversations and solutions [in the #BlackLivesMatter movement].

"Let's make room for other forms of resistance in the #BlackLivesMatter movement", Crain's Chicago Business, 25 November 2015, http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20151125/OPINION/151129888/lets-make-room-for-other-forms-of-resistance-in-the-blacklivesmatter-movement.

Perhaps the most insidious assault on Black Lives Matter is that the protests have somehow caused violence against police. [...] The only thing Black Lives Matter has caused is a national conversation about police accountability.

"Black Lives Matter occupies an important space," Boston Globe, 1 September 2015, https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/09/01/the-message-black-lives-matter/EPjIfUd95BeSHyXGthJ9KM/story.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:
Protesting might make you feel better, it might win a few battles and it might attract attention. I’m sorry if you are angry at “the establishment,” but you need to work for it and within it if you want it to change.

Anne Applebaum, "Advice from Europe for anti-Trump protesters", Washington Post, 16 November 2016, https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/11/16/advice-from-europe-for-anti-trump-protesters/?utm_term=.0b470a4ebdd3

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/.

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.