Leadership

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.

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“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.”

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/09/politics/obama-says-u-s-not-as-divided-as-some-have-suggested/

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/09/remarks-president-obama-press-conference-after-nato-summit

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“Would this have happened … if those passengers were white? I don’t think it would’ve … Racism exists.”

https://www.thestar.com/news/2016/07/08/minnesota-governor-says-racism-exists-after-police-shoot-black-man.html

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“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.”

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/10/politics/dallas-shooting-police-chief-david-brown/index.html

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