This is my favorite quote from former MS Gov. William Winter of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliationn in honor of his 90th birthday. He is the finest statesman we have ever known.
"It [the cause of improved race relations] is a matter of developing a sense of trust based on everybody—black and white—trying to start from the same place. That is admittedly harder for blacks to do than whites…But there must come a time in the life of every community… when we must recognize that we are all in this together—when we must move past the old divisions of race and recognize our common interests and our common humanity."
William Winter, former Mississippi governor, speech, Jackson,
Mississippi, March 1, 1999