Erica's favorite interview quotes of 2019

Erica Thompson
Luster Singleton

“I know that the way that our trash is taken care of in our neighborhood is not the experience I had when I lived in Clintonville, and is not the experience I had when I lived in Grandview. ... [The businesses] are making money off of these people and [they] don’t care enough about us. And I don’t know why ‘Family Squalor’ can’t seem to figure out a way to keep people from robbing [them]. But the way all of their stuff looks [says they] don’t care at all. And I think that that’s an encouragement [to thieves].” – Luster Singleton, Linden resident

“I’m like, ‘But I’m still posting, what do you mean?’ … Yes, I do have a social media team, but they cannot walk and show their shoes that they’re walking in, in real time. ... I say, ‘I will [rest in peace] tonight, and I’ll wake up tomorrow and then I’ll rest in peace again the next day.’” – Tech N9ne on rumors of his death

“We had what we called ‘Off the Wall Comedy’ and we brought in gay comedy troupes from all over. We would get stuff in the mail from gay comedians that wanted to play there. I got one [request] in the mail one day and I was reading it and I said, ‘She wants $3,000. That’s a huge amount of money. We can’t afford this. I’ve never even heard of her.’ Her name was Rosie O’Donnell. And I didn’t do it.” - Jill McDonald, original Wall Street club owner

“Hate is intersectional. … The same people who hate us are Islamophobic, homophobic [and] racist.” - Claressa Dalloway, Feminist Flag Corps