Quotations in the News

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Posted: Jan 20, 2015 3:04 AM

"I don't really care who he is. It doesn't make him any exception. If you're a racist, you're always going to be a racist. And for him to want to erase it — I just think it's wrong." — Kristyn Atwood, who was among a group of mostly black elementary school students at whom Mark Wahlberg threw rocks and shouted racial epithets in 1986. Wahlberg is now seeking a pardon for his crimes.

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"Every people deserves to conserve its identity without being ideologically colonized." — Pope Francis, saying that outside institutions should not impose views on family planning or gay rights onto developing countries.

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"We need to create hope and justice, even if just a drop of it, and this is an example that shows we can go to the justice system and work with it." — Nobel peace laureate Rigoberta Menchu, commenting about the sentencing of an ex-police official in the killings of her father and 36 others when Guatemala's Spanish Embassy was burned down during the country's civil war.