Black Men and Women Are Now Dallas’ Top Public Leaders. We Should Celebrate What That Says About America

The element of the American spirit that might differentiate us from other nations is the sense our founders memorialized in the Constitution — that we are seeking a more perfect union.This idea that we can always get better is woven into the fabric of who we are. And it is a buttress to what should be an enduring American optimism.Even when the sense of division among us seems as terrible as it has been in a generation, we should think about this and we should look for evidence that we are, as a people, getting better.Here in Dallas, one example is right before our eyes. Were you aware that — for the first time in the city’s history — the mayor, the city manager, the police chief, the fire chief, the sheriff, the district attorney and both the chief executive and the chairman of the powerful Citizens Council are all black?  Continue reading...

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