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Why I Am Optimistic About The Future Of Race Relations In America

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 5:  Protesters rally near LAPD headquarters December 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The decis
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 5: Protesters rally near LAPD headquarters December 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The decision follows a similar ruling last week in which white Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson was not indicted in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Those protests resulted in hundreds of arrests in Los Angeles. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

On race relations, President Obama is feeling optimistic.

At least, that’s how he comes across in an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep, who asks if “the United States is more racially divided than it was” when he took office. “No,” Obama says, “I actually think that it’s probably in its day-to-day interactions less racially divided.”

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