Obama: Nation less racially divided than in 2008

December 29, 2014 6:25 PM

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President Obama said he believes that the nation is less racially divided than when he took office in 2008, despite nationwide protests over police treatment of minorities in the wake of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases.

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, Obama said the issue of mistrust between police and communities of color is "hardly new," but has not been widely discussed until now. The issue, Obama said, has "surfaced in a way that is probably healthy," and that while polls and perceptions make it appear th...

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