One has to believe that leadership requires constant refinement of character. The leader must understand the plight of the common man and woman, but strive to elevate the discourse. Leaders must be deeply connected with the aspirations of those they seek to lead. But they must also voice such concerns with clarity about justice and civil discourse. In other words, leadership demands more of leaders than it does of followers. In the final calculation good leaders must seek to advance, not just one race at the expense of another, but the human race as a whole.