Although this presidential election has divided our country in many ways, there is probably one thing that we are all in agreement about; it will be a relief that the campaign for the next president of the United States is over! It has been a brutal campaign and, like many others, it has taken an emotional toll on me. I recently attended a reception and lecture celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. At that event, Ambassador Young told us that we, as a city and country, have come a long way. He said he remembered watching the Ku Klux Clan marching on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta many years ago. He reminded us that no matter what the outcome on election day, that we will persevere and overcome because we are a great city and a great nation with people who care and who are good.
“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.”
― Daniel Patrick Moynihan