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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/.

The problem [reflected by the protests] lies not just with the police but the entire apparatus we call our system of criminal justice.
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:
[Student protesters] putting themselves out there so publicly, with their future on the line, is worthy of adult support.

"The kids are right to protest Trump", Los Angeles Times, 17 November 2016, http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-arellano-student-walkouts-20161117-story.html

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 wave of protests last night spoke an undeniable truth: The Donald Trump administration will witness the rebirth—with its precursors in the Black Lives Matter movement, the immigrants rights movement of 2006-07, the Occupy movement and the overwhelming youth support for Bernie Sanders—of a su