Sunday, January 8, 2017
Talk About Being Out Of Touch!
Obama responds to Chicago torture video by saying race relations are not worsening
President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during an Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell Review for him, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
During an interview with CBS Chicago’s Jay Levine, President Obama was asked about race relations during his time as POTUS. Levine made the comment that Obama must feel disappointed in the fact that racial tensions have gone downhill. Obama, however, disagreed with this assessment, and said that the only reason we think this is because of social media.
“In part because we see visuals of racial tensions, violence and so forth because of smart phones and the Internet,” the president said.
“What we have seen as surfacing, I think, are a lot of problems that have been there a long time.
Obama is referring to the horrible live streamed Facebook video of a black woman named Britanny Herring and her three friends torturing a special needs man because he allegedly voted for Donald Trump.
“I think the overall trajectory of race relations in this country is actually very positive,” continued Obama. “It doesn’t mean that all racial problems have gone away. It means that we have the capacity to get better.”