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On #BlackLivesMatter:
For the protest movement, it’s both good policy and good politics right now to focus on specific demands: abandon “broken windows” policing, abolish arrest quotas and push for independent prosecutors when abuses occur.

"Stop Blaming Protests for Police Killings", The Nation, 23 December 2014, http://www.thenation.com/article/193769/police-and-protests.

You’ll never see a ‘Black Lives Matter’ t-shirt [at a Republican convention].

"D.L. Hughley tells conservative: ‘You’ll never see a ‘Black Lives Matter’ t-shirt at a GOP convention’", DeadState, 2 May 2015, http://deadstate.org/d-l-hughley-tells-conservative-youll-never-see-a-black-lives-matter-t-shirt-at-a-gop-convention/.

The media have treated the budding partnership between the ascendant Black Lives Matter and the perennially frustrated gun control movement as if it were the most natural thing in the world — probably because both efforts lean left. That alliance, however, is truly unlikely, even nonsensical.

"Op-Ed Black Lives Matter and Michael Bloomberg: the oddest couple?", LA Times, 20 November 2015, http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-1120-welch-blm-gun-control-20151120-story.html.

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.

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/.

The struggle is not a struggle that lasts one day or a few weeks or a few years. It is a struggle of a lifetime.

Jonathan Mattise, "John Lewis to Anti-Trump Protesters: 'Never Become Bitter'", ABC News, 18 November 2016, http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/john-lewis-anti-trump-protesters-bitter-43647013.