President Barack Obama speaks during an interfaith memorial service for the victims of the Dallas police shooting at the Morton H. Meyerson.
It's the paradox of Obama's presidency: Many blacks say they didn't realize how racist I didn't know how racist America was until it elected its first black president. There's been a lot of talk about angry white Americans and the rise of Donald Others cite political norms that were violated under Obama.
Are America's racial tensions so high now because of President Are racial tensions so high now because of the optimism that fueled Obama's rise? since Obama took office, but the percentage of those below the poverty.
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Do you have information you want to share with the Huffington Post? Linnyette Richardson-Hall, event planner So did millions of other Americans. Get author RSS feed. The last Democratic president and the last Republican president both managed race relations more effectively than Obama has. As an observer of and occasional participant in civil rights activism and deep diversity work, I am sad to acknowledge that the Obama era has seen a steady retreat from issues of racial equality. She's lost white friends over disagreements about Obama, as well as the issue of police brutality.
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