In the News (The Uptake): In American President Barak Obama’s statement following the police shooting of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana, President Obama said “These are not isolated incidents. They’re symptomatic of a broader set of racial disparities that exist in our criminal justice system. And I just want to give people a few statistics to try to put in context why emotions are so raw around these issues. …
“Last year African Americans were shot by police at more than twice the rate of whites. …
“African Americans are arrested at twice the rate of whites; African Americans defendants are 75 percent more likely to be charged with offenses carrying mandatory minimums. They receive sentences that are almost ten percent longer than comparable whites arrested for the same crime.
“So that if you add it all up, the African American and Hispanic population, who make up only 30 percent of the general population, make up more than half of the incarcerated population.
“These are facts. And when incidents like this occur, there’s a big chunk of our fellow citizenry that feels as if because of the color of their skin they are not being treated the same.
“… there are problems across our criminal justice system. There are biases, some conscious and unconscious that have to be rooted out. That’s not an attack on law enforcement. That is reflective of the values that the vast majority of law enforcement bring to the job.
Answer: There were no cardinal changes as a result of the fact that an African-American is the president of the US. His gentle attitude toward Islam will have a much greater impact. The issue is not a person’s skin color or his origin but the person himself.
America is abandoning the Anglo-Saxon basis it was founded upon and has no other foundation yet. It is essential since life demands changes, but this requires the education of the people. Obama, instead of educating the people, has brought them to poverty and has recreated all the former (racial differences) and new (anti-Islamic) contradictions during the two terms of his presidency.