Winter Director Offers Guidance as Conservatives Look to Racial Reconciliation Efforts

Winter Executive Director Portia Espy was quoted in a Kansas City Star article about former Gov. Sam Brownback encouraging a racial reconciliation agenda among conservatives.

Racial reconciliation means a lot of different things to different people, said Portia Ballard Espy, executive director of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation in Jackson, Miss. Still, she emphasized the importance of relationship-building and that it should lead to some type of positive action, whether it’s policy changes or acknowledgments of past wrongs.

“I think you have to acknowledge that something has happened,” Espy said, adding that in some cases an apology is needed before people can move forward.

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