According to President Barack Obama, racism in America has actually lessened under the guidance of his presidency. These comments come at a time when the “Black Lives Matter” protests have spread across the nation and racial violence has increased.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, Michelle Obama’s Target story changed over time, transforming from a funny story about not being recognized while shopping to an alleged example of racism in America.
In an upcoming interview with NPR, President Obama claims the “low morale around race relations in the U.S. is exaggerated” at this time, and the recent violence surrounding the “Black Lives Matter” protests are not an accurate representation of the true state of the nation.
When Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep asks President Obama if the “U.S. is more racially divided than it was when he took office six years ago,” Obama said, “No, I actually think that it’s probably in its day-to-day interactions less racially divided.”
In the same interview, Obama also claims Republicans can be blamed for any Congressional gridlock, since the GOP has a majority in both the House and Senate in Congress.
When asked about working with the next Congress in January, Obama said, “Now you’ve got Republicans in a position where it’s not enough for them simply to grind the wheels of Congress to a halt and then blame me.”
This comment was made in the light of Obama’s executive actions which will target Cuba, illegal immigrants, foreign policy, and health care. Many Republicans disagree with these executive orders, with South Carolina Tea Party Congressman Trey Gowdy claiming Obama is actually attacking the Founding Fathers by disrupting the separation of powers that were set between the three branches of government.
“The thread that holds the tapestry of our country together is respect for and adherence to the rule of law. The law is our greatest unifier and our greatest equalizer,” Gowdy said. “Attempts to undermine the law via executive fiat, regardless of motivation, are dangerous. President Obama may seek a fight with Republicans in Congress, but in reality he is fighting with founders of this republic and the carefully crafted separation of powers.”
Do you agree with President Obama that racism in America has actually lessened in the last six years?