Today in Dallas, the President spoke for me and for many other Americans who had been struggling – unsuccessfully – to find the right words to capture our feelings about last week’s awful events in Texas, Louisiana, and Minnesota.  Please watch his speech.

There is nothing inconsistent about confronting the persistence of bias in our society and, at the same time, honoring the difficult and vital work of our Police.  This is a moment when we must resist the urge to retreat to our corners and instead find a way toward mutual understanding and common purpose.