– Rev. Carol Howard Merrett, on Twitter about the April 22 March for Science.
“Governor, be a statesman and a real moral leader of the people. Do what is morally right. As a state official, you should not be involved in the deliberate killing of human beings.”
– Sister Helen Prejean, advocate against the death penalty, to Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, which was planning to execute eight men in 11 days until stopped by courts, quoted in The Guardian U.S. edition.
“'Fake news' is not a new phenomenon, nor is it always harmless. I am a Jewish studies scholar. My research in the history of anti-Semitism shows that in 1913, 'fake news' was used to feed into people’s fears and prejudices in America.
– Ingrid Anderson, Lecturer, Arts & Sciences Writing Program, United Methodist-related Boston University, writing on the erroneous conviction for rape of Leo Frank, later lynched by a mob, on The Conversation.