Here’s President Obama’s take on something that has dominated the news these past several weeks:
Obama was speaking with NPR:
With racial issues and policing headlining the political conversation in America in the midst of nationwide protests and the murder of two police officers in New York, President Barack Obama said he believes the issue of race relations is surfacing “in a way that probably is healthy.”
“I actually think that [the U.S. is] probably in its day-to-day interactions less racially divided,” Obama said in an interview with NPR released Monday and recorded before his family vacation in Hawaii. “The issue of police and communities of color being mistrustful of each other is hardly new; that dates back a long time. It’s just something that hasn’t been talked about.”
Er, the problem is there’s a lot more than “talk” going on.
As Bill Clinton might say, it depends on what your definition of “healthy” is.