Obama’s delusional statement about ‘black America’ hits a nerve

Maybe he’s hitting the eggnog early, but President Obama actually said, publicly, that racial relations are better today than they were in 2008.

“Like the rest of America, black America, in the aggregate, is better off now than it was when I came into office,” he said at Friday’s year-end press conference, while acknowledging that America’s “troubled past” can not be “an excuse for black folks.”

Still, while many African-Americans work hard to provide for their families, he said, “they’re starting behind, oftentimes, in the race.”

Obama then touted what he called blacks’ economic progress, pointing to improved education statistics among black youths and lamenting how race relations in the United States have been colored by the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases.

Many of the jobs and housing opportunities created since Obama took office have gone to African-Americans, he said.

But he also acknowledged the persistent income gap between whites and blacks.

Obama said he hopes pending task force recommendations in the cases of Brown and Garner, both killed during altercations with police officers, “rebuild trust between communities of color and the police department.”

“I actually think it’s been a healthy conversation that we’ve had. These are not new phenomena,” Obama said. “You’re not going to solve the problem if it’s not being talked about.”


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