This Is the Time for Leadership

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Demos President Heather McGhee appeared on MSNBC's Now with Alex Wagner to discuss Ferguson, the recent Department of Justice report, and the national implications of police discrimination.

"This is the time for leadership. Across the country, people have been protesting non-stop, in various forms, in a really beautiful, call-and-response manner under the headline 'Black Lives Matter.' Yet, what is supposed to happen then, in a democracy, is that elected representatives are supposed to be responsive. [It] isn't happening," McGhee explained.

For more on why we should be looking beyond Ferguson for national police reform, read Demos Emerging Voices Fellow Donovan X. Ramsey's New Republic piece, "It's Time to Focus on the Other Fergusons in America."