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Obama: The People Who Say Race Relations Aren’t Better Weren’t “Living In The 50s”

In a recent interview with Univision’s Jorge Ramos, Barack Obama admitted that America has made great progress in terms of race relations. Although reluctant as it appeared, Obama actually made some sense.

“Many people expected you to do more on race relations, dealing with white privilege,” Ramos said.

“I think that if you talk to younger people,” Obama responded, “their attitudes absolutely are better when it comes to race.”

Ramos pointed to the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown as reasons why people say there hasn’t been “any improvement.”

“The folks who say there’s not a lot of improvement, I don’t think were living in the 50s,” Obama responded. And they don’t “remember what it was like to be black or Hispanic, and interacting with the police then. They don’t even remember what it was like 20 years ago.”

Obama went on to say that there’s still much work to be done to bring down the levels of “suspicion and mistrust between police officers and communities of color.”

On this Obama is also correct. However, what levels of suspicion that the cops have toward policing communities of color may stem from the fact that it’s those communities that are committing a lot of the crimes.

The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Riley notes that “Between 1976 and 2005 blacks committed more than half of all murders in the United States.” Hence, a reason why “1 in every 15 African American men and 1 in every 36 Hispanic men are incarcerated in comparison to 1 in every 106 white men.”

These irrefutable statistics explain why black neighborhoods are heavily policed.

And yet Obama still claims that police can better “evaluate” a “young black boy or brown boy in terms of risk” through “better training, better accountability, better transparency.”

Obama just can’t bring himself to acknowledge the fact that as long as those young black and brown males are committing an overwhelming amount of crimes, the problem of “over policing” will persist.

“If we are able to talk about” race honesty, Obama says “10 years from now things will better. And 20 years from now things will be even better than that.”

That will only be true as long as we are actually talking about the issues honestly.

Unfortunately, that’s not what Obama and his team of race pimps–led by Al Shartpon–want to do.


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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