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Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Here are the best quotes we heard from our sources today. (Click through to read the full stories.)

Yuni Chang, a college student, on the role of Asian Americans in campus protests: “It’s hard to realize that you can be both an oppressor and an oppressed person.”

Erin Johnson, the head elf at Bloomingdale’s: “You have to talk to the kids in an elf way, and talk to the parents in a not-elf way.”

Benjamin Abella, who studies emergency medicine, on his students: “The more they see of my life, they say, ‘We don’t want to do what you do.’”

(Previous quotes from our sources here)