President Obama is using racial tensions to distract attention from the painful impact of his economic policies on African-Americans.
The tactic was crudely and successfully used Dec. 19 in his year-end press conference, when Obama waved away a reporter’s question about the economic condition of African-Americans in the sixth year of his presidency, and quickly shifted the topic to racial conflict.
“Like the rest of America, black America in the aggregate is better off now than it was when I came into office,” he said, before switching to his preferred subject.
“Now, obviously, how we’re thinking about race relations right now has been colored by Ferguson, the Garner case in New York, a growing awareness in the broader population of what I think many communities of color have understood for some time, and that is that there are specific instances at least where law enforcement doesn’t feel as if it’s being applied in a colorblind fashion,” he said.
Obama’s speech came one day before an unemployed African-American man implemented his plan to kill two cops in New York City. The man killed himself while being chased by cops.