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It’s been a double-edged sword. Nationally, it’s a mess. His policies have been horrible. But people are coming together at the local level. There’s been a surge in arts and community projects run by people of color.—Cagen & Coleman Luse, Graphic Designer, Son, Roxbury
I think it’s had a particularly positive effect on black businesses. It’s caused us to wake up to racism nationally and our own power within our communities. We know where we stand and we’re able to move forward and strengthen our communities.—Kaidi Grant, Entrepreneur, Roxbury
It’s been awful. Trump is not the president who should be leading this country right now.—Laurence Crayton, Maintenance Supervisor, Roxbury
It’s been so demoralizing, so embarrassing. I don’t want to say I’m American when I travel abroad.—Lynae Brayboy, Gynecologist, Narragansett
It’s been very disappointing. The morale and the spirit of the American people are low. Trump’s not what America is about.—Warren Chase, Project Supervisor, Roxbury
I really think racism is more noticeable now. People feel more comfortable being more discriminatory toward people who they don’t think are traditional Americans.—Zahirah Truth, Preschool Teacher, South End
What effect do you think the first year of the Trump administration has had on the United States?