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“Apparently, I am the wrong kind of black.”

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“There’s no rescue team, no police officer, any government official. Only ordinary people, people that lost people.”

DAVID PHIRI, a resident of Malawi, describing to Al Jazeera his search for family members missing in the wake of Cyclone Freddy. The storm killed at least 500 people in Africa in February and March (see “Global Briefs in this issue).

“Apparently, I am the wrong kind of black.”

TABIA LEE, who said she was being terminated as faculty director for the Office of Equity, Social Justice, and Multicultural Education at De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif., for resisting progressive “orthodoxy” regarding anti-racism and racial equity.

“A lack of love, of brotherhood, of hugs and embraces.”

Mexican President ANDRÉS MANUEL LÓPEZ OBRADOR, naming on March 17 what he believes to be the cause of the fentanyl overdose crisis in the U.S. He also blamed “disintegration of families.”

“My journey started on a boat. I spent a year in a refugee camp. … Somehow I ended up here on Hollywood’s biggest stage.”

KE HUY QUAN, 51, in his acceptance speech lauding the American Dream after winning the Oscar for best supporting actor in Everything Everywhere All at Once. Quan and his family fled Vietnam’s communist revolution in the 1970s.


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