How Local Leaders Can Promote Racial Healing & Reduce Racial Tension – NLC

Source: National League of Cities

The verdict this week in the Derek Chauvin trial was accompanied by intense anxiety and tension in the Black community. Across the country, city leaders braced for possible protest. A guilty verdict elicited a huge exhale for Black America as they heard the verdict. Local leaders can address residents’ fear about racial tensions and promote racial healing in their community.

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