I don’t think it’s getting any better. It seems like it, with cop shootings. People need to learn not to hate. — Muriel Cadet, Homeless, Boston
Absolutely worse. Donald Trump is making it OK for bigots to say what they feel publicly. Our children are being killed by police offices for being black. — Marléna Rose, Organizer, Roxbury
I would say better. I don’t see as much hatred as I saw five or ten years ago. It’s different. — Kiia Horton, Student, Roxbury
Worse. Most people think they’re better than other groups. Therefore, it’s getting worse. — George Johnson, Minister, Dorchester
Althea Garrison's 5th place finish in the 2017 at-large council race has earned her a seat on the body, beginning January.
Of course it’s getting worse. When those who are sworn to protect and serve are killing unarmed black children with impunity, that speaks volumes. — Eric Moore, Operations Manager, Roxbury