Here are three places I have found leadership in recent days.
News media treatments tend to emphasize seeming conflict in their views. I believe they underscore what is implicit in the president’s perspective: that more than one set of facts can be true … and acceptance of this is critical to resolution of problems for the common good.
“I firmly believe that America is not as divided as some have suggested … There’s unity in recognizing that this is not how we want our communities to operate. This is not who we want to be as Americans.”
“Would this have happened … if those passengers were white? I don’t think it would’ve … Racism exists.”
“I’ve never been more proud … of this great, noble profession … We’re hurting. Our profession is hurting … All I know is that this: This must stop, this divisiveness between our police and our citizens.”