Many of those who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 believed that his election would heal the nation’s racial divide. Many of those who did not vote for Obama thought that America could pat itself on the back for casting a vote that overcame the nation’s racial divide.
After all, the racial divide was the biggest problem facing the nation at that time, right?
Of course, they were all wrong. Obama has been a divider, not a uniter. His attitude, his actions, his policies have aggravated the nation’s racial divide. All that racial healing you were expecting… forget about it.
The Washington Times reports that race relations under Obama are at an all time low:
President Obama may have campaigned on a platform of healing the nation’s racial wounds, but according to a new Gallup survey released on Monday, those wounds have only festered under his watch.
Thirty-five percent of people in the survey said they worry “a great deal” about the state of race relations in America, the highest the poll has reported since it began asking the question in 2001. That number is also up from 28 percent in 2015 and has more than doubled since 2014, when just 17 percent of Americans said they were extremely anxious about racial strife in America.
The perception of worsening race relations was actually stronger among black people in the survey, which showed that 53 percent of black people and 27 percent of white people saying they were worried about race relations. But in 2014 31 percent of black people and 14 percent of white people said that.
Of course, Obama was trying to turn blacks against whites and whites against blacks, he has been a rousing success. Rev. Jeremiah Wright must be proud.