Sunday, January 04, 2015

Are We More Racially Divided?

President Obama stated in a recent interview that he thinks as far as day to day interactions, that America is less racially divided today than when he took office 6 years ago. He went on to say “ It's understandable the polls might say, you know, that race relations have gotten worse — because when it's in the news and you see something like Ferguson or the Garner case in New York, then it attracts attention. But I assure you, from the perspective of African-Americans or Latinos in poor communities who have been dealing with this all their lives, they wouldn't suggest somehow that it's worse now than it was 10, 15 or 20 years ago.”

What’s Your Take? Do you think the United States is more racially divided today than it was just 6 years ago?


1. Darren said...

I don't think the divide is worse. That said,I think it is just as bad as it was 20 years ago.Cell phones and social media has brought it to light. Do not think I am saying things are better. The media and Whites are just getting a glimpse of what we deal with every day.

2. Baye Kambui said...

Folks used to say that Reagan's presidency will remind us of how Black we really are, but I think Obama's tour of duty indirectly did a better job than anything Gipper could do. Brother can magically bring the JBS-NAAWP out of the darndest of people...

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3. LAWRENCE said...

We are as divided as much as we were 20 years ago. The divide is not in lunchroom counters or water fountains,but in access to education and jobs.Black People know that things are not better,just ask any young Black kid stopped by the police.. We live it everyday.

4. Trudy said...

Baye is on da money. His Presidency has brought the racists from under the sheets and into Congress and the police departments.I am sick of people suggesting that Obama would lead us into a post racial era. Hell,we are on a path back to the 1950s.

5. ManChild said...

Just look back at your stories over the past few years Tanya. How do you define worse? Definitely not better.

6. Jesse said...

I think it is worse.The Tea Party is in the reincarnation of the KKK. The tactics are not as transparent ,but just as lethal.Anytime the White Mayor of New York can be dissed by his own police force simply because he had a talk with his Black son,we have taken a step backward.

7. Nuance said...

What? C'mon. Hell yes,its getting worse by the day.

8. Henry said...

The election of Obama gave a lot of people hope and the dream of unity remains deferred.

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