James Crowley

President Obama often spoke about race relations in the U.S. Here are some of his words

President Obama often spoke about race relations in the U.S. Here are some of his words

After the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Va., President Trump’s statements about white nationalists, neo-Nazis and their opponents drew criticism from some observers who said he failed to adequately address and acknowledge racial discord in the United States.

When Trump was asked Tuesday whether he believed race relations had improved or worsened since he took office in January, he said he thought they had “gotten better or [remained] the same.” He said race relations had been “frayed for a long time, and you can ask President Obama about that because he made speeches about that."

Meanwhile, a quote Obama shared on social media after the Charlottesville violence,...

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