‘Black leaders aren’t just trying to save their lives, they’re trying to save your lives too’ — a conversation with Eric Ward

The executive director of the Western States Center explains why black leaders are so exhausted right now.

“Black leaders are exhausted right now. They are struggling to hold onto their communities… They are standing up for the rest of us. They’re not just trying to save their lives, they’re trying to save our lives as well. I say that for folks who aren’t black; they’re trying to save your lives too. That means not having to make them drag us into the promised land.” – Western States Center Executive Director Eric Ward.

This story was produced by Fellowship of Reconciliation


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