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obama & sharptonBarack Obama was hailed as the first post-racial President of the United States when he was first elected. He said that he would bring together all Americans. We were going to have a golden age of positive race relations. Obama’s words, however, were quite different after assuming office. He has a track record of condemning police involved in shootings that involve blacks before the facts of the case are in. This began with the 2009 arrest of Professor Henry Gates when he called the actions of the police as stupid. In 2012 he used the Travon Martin shooting to lecture America about being racist. Things really heated up in 2014 when Michael Brown was killed. This was the event that the protest group BlackLivesMatters (BLM) was born. The President and many race opportunists helped build BLM on the lie that Brown was shot after he put his hands up in the air. Obama condemned all police forces as being racist even though the officer was completely exonerated. He has used other incidents involving the police and blacks to further his divisive agenda. To make matters worse, his Attorney General Eric Holder began witch hunts and take overs of police forces because they he said that they were racist. He accused Americans of being “a nation of cowards” as far as race relations is concerned.

Gallup has conducted a poll to measure race relations each June/July since 2001. The results support the growing belief that public perceptions about race relations in America have taken a devastating hit since the election of Barack Obama. 75 percent of whites and 55 percent of blacks had a positive view of American race relations at the beginning of the president’s first term. In the last July, 2015 survey these numbers plummeted to 37 percent for whites and 31 percent for blacks.

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When the President constantly lectures America that we are racists, and that the police are racists then it makes sense that many Americans believe that to be true. The President’s divisiveness should not be a surprise despite his campaign promises. The Democrat Party must divide Americans to increase demand for their Party. They also do not want to solve problems like racial division because then they would no longer be needed. Ironically it is the blacks who have suffered the most from Democrat policies. They black family unit has been destroyed, most black babies are born out-of-wedlock, unemployment is much higher for blacks and earnings are lower. Abortion is used as a contraceptive by blacks and the Democrats see it as a way to manage entitlement spending. Yet despite all of this blacks overwhelmingly vote Democrat. Hopefully blacks will realize this trap and change their voting patterns.