The conversation needs to be inclusive of whites, African Americans, Latinos and every other part of our society. It must honor our different viewpoints but be grounded in data. And it must change attitudes as well as actions and policy.
We have had these conversations before. Moms of school children started the Arkansas Public Policy Panel where I work in 1963 precisely to have these conversations. It should be bi-partisan -- Republican Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller had these conversations. Many in our communities have been trying to have these conversations for a long time.
We'll be posting material to our website and Facebook page to help inform the conversation, and we'll partner with other groups across Arkansas to host community conversations in the coming year.
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