I don't think it was the president's place to interfere. He's creating a racial divide, and I think it's totally inappropriate.
-- Joan Van Dorn, Cambridge resident
What the president said was right on. When you're dealing with a sensitive racial situation, you have to know how to deal with it professionally. One would hope Cambridge would be better at this than other places, but there's no evidence that it is.
-- Daniel Klubock, Cambridge human rights commission member
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