Activists burn a cartoonist in effigy while protesting the republication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, in Karachi on February 15, 2008. (Athar Hussein / Reuters)
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“I don’t think that a cartoon is worth a single human life. But the dilemma for every one of us is, what do you do when other people think that way?” —Flemming Rose, who published cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad in 2006 that sparked protests in which people died.

“The culture of discipline and punishment … leaves little room for error when one is black and female,” Monique W. Morris, who wrote a book on the criminalization of black girls in schools.

“Everywhere you go in Miami, you’re confronted with someone who will speak to you in Spanish. … It’s important to have a workforce that can accommodate and work with the Spanish-speaking community,” Susan Martin, who teaches at a dual-language elementary school.

(Previous quotes from our sources here)