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On #BlackLivesMatter:
There is no question that avoidable shootings and brutality of blacks in encounters with police merit activism and action by lawmakers. However, black lives matter before encounters with police.

Dr. Robert Ross,"Black lives matter long before police encounters", The Sacramento Bee, 26 December 2015, http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article51588975.html.

Racial justice is not just our cause—it’s an American cause. And because of that, the movement will continue.

Brittany Packnett, "Black Lives Matter Isn’t Going Anywhere", Time, 18 January 2016, http://time.com/4178280/black-lives-matter-2016/.

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:
People are upset and they're right to be upset. This is our country, and people have a right to have their voices heard.

"The Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 11/10/2016", MSNBC, 10 November 2016, http://www.msnbc.com/transcripts/rachel-maddow-show/2016-11-10.

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.

Americans are demonstrating against me "because they don’t know me."

"President-elect Trump speaks to a divided country on 60 Minutes", CBS News, 2016 November 13, http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-donald-trump-family-melania-ivanka-lesley-stahl/.