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I don’t know. It’s been going on for too long. It’s getting worse. — Tanya Kelley, Student, Dorchester
I don’t think so. You still see it everywhere. White people and black people still aren’t coming together. — Raquel Gonzalez, Cosmetologist, South Boston
To be honest, I don’t think so. We’ve come so far and we still haven’t got things right, even with a black president. — Milton T., Retired, Dorchester
It’s been the way it is now since I was 10. They disguise racism, but it’s always there. — Marvin Lightfoot, Painter, Dorchester
No. We’re a nation that thrives on class and division. Until we learn how to see people for who they are, income and race will always separate us. — Katrina Conrad, Real Estate Assistant, Mattapan
Not really. There’s a lot of politics around it. Elected officials are Caucasians who don’t live our reality. They don’t understand us. — Carrie Jones, Personal Care Assistant, Dorchester
Do you think the United States will ever overcome racism?