President Barack Obama made his first TV appearance after the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, in which mistrust against police forces have deteriorated.
But, what is most shocking about Obama’s interview is the language he used to describe a majority of police forces across the country. Here’s the snippet in which the President claims racism is a problem in a lot of police forces.
“The vast majority of law enforcement officers are doing a really tough job, and most of them are doing it well and are trying to do the right thing,” Obama said during a one-on-one interview with BET Networks that aired Monday. “But a combination of bad training, in some cases, a combination in some cases of departments that really are not trying to root out biases, or tolerate sloppy police work; a combination in some cases of folks just not knowing any better, and in a lot of cases, subconscious fear of folks who look different — all of this contributes to a national problem that’s going to require a national solution.”
“This country is at its best when everybody is being treated fairly. We have a history and a legacy of people not being treated fairly in all kinds of walks of life,” he said during the 30-minute special, titled “A Conversation with President Barack Obama.” “It is particularly important for people to feel like they’re being treated fairly by law enforcement and police, because the consequences when they’re not treated fairly can be deadly.”
Not trying to root out biases? A subconscious fear of folks who look different? We all know that is just a bunch of words for ‘cops are little racist.’
This is rich coming from Obama, considering race relations under the President are astonishingly awful. A majority of 53 percent of Americans said race relations between whites and blacks under Obama have worsened since he took office.
When Obama took office, 79 percent of whites and 63 percent of blacks had a positive viewpoint of race relations. But that is all gone, with the help of identity and gender political tactics by Democrat leaders where people are divided into groups.