When Bryan Stevenson talks - or writes - I listen. I recommend everyone read this article, especially if you're white. It's long but worth it.
You can't do reconciliation work, you can't do restoration work, you can't do racial justice work, you can't create the outcome that you desire to see until there has been truth-telling. And truth-telling has to happen when people who have been victimized and marginalized and excluded and oppressed are given a platform to speak, and everybody else has to listen.