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A Time for Healing?

Author Daniella Gibbs Léger writes about the racial reckoning the Biden administration and the United States must confront in order to heal the divides and overcome the deep mistrust that Donald Trump and his enablers helped widen.

As we anticipate a new presidential Administration, all of us are looking forward to the future and thinking about the possibilities ahead. Among the many topics that must be addressed, one of the most pressing is to acknowledge and tackle the growing racial divide in this country.

If we are to heal as a nation, we must overcome a deep mistrust that exists in this country between races. Donald Trump may not have been the cause of this mistrust, but his 2016 election reinvigorated it. Four years ago, a “President Trump” was a hypothetical. At the time, we could only project our worst fears on what his Administration could do, based on what he said on the campaign trail. But in the almost four years since his inauguration, he has taken every opportunity to pour gasoline on almost every fire he could find.

The above excerpt was originally published in Democracy Journal. Click here to view the full article.

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Daniella Gibbs Léger

Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy

@dgibber123