Barack Obama Acknowledges US 'Racial Tensions' in UN Speech

September 24, 2014 7:36 PM

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United Nations: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday acknowledged that the United States had its own racial and ethnic tensions, in a speech at the United Nations mainly focused on world conflicts.

The killing in August of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson led to nightly protests and prompted a national debate about race and law enforcement.

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