The New York Times interviewed Institute Associate Counsel Andrea McChristian and Institute President and CEO Ryan P. Haygood for their piece, Five Days of Unrest That Shaped, and Haunted, Newark:

Even though there is skepticism from a great deal of people who have been hurt before, I think there is also this competing hope, where people are hopeful that maybe this time, with the vibrancy and intergenerational nature with a lot of these coalitions, we can get some reforms going. – Andrea McChristian

Look at the strides the city has made in 50 years, but there’s also a need to look at the underlying issues that led to the Newark rebellion in the first place. If we fail to address those issues, we leave ourselves vulnerable to another rebellion. – Ryan P. Haygood