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Obama: Most Black People Don’t Use Racism as an Excuse

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President Barack Obama speaks to the media about the government’s Ebola response, in the Oval Office of the White House Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Dave Boyer, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

 

WASHINGTON (The Washington Times)—Before flying off to Hawaii for a two-week vacation, President Obama said Friday that most blacks understand America’s history of slavery and segregation isn’t an excuse for their current challenges.

Asked by a reporter to assess the state of black America, Mr. Obama said most blacks are “better off now” than when he came into office, due to the economic recovery. But he said the gap of income and wealth between whites and blacks persists, “and we’ve got more work to do on that front.”

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