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"Until we have a conversation about what privilege means, we'll never understand what racism means."
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"If we aren't making leaps of the imagination, then all of our new ideas are just old ideas repackaged."
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"Police must stop thinking about crime reduction as self-justifying. It's not."
"Build the discipline of curiosity."
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"Try to assume the best about other people."
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"It's a tool, like a pencil. Really it's the humans who do amazing things."