Obama tackles race in university address

Barack Obama visited a predominantly black college Saturday, making the case that the last decades and his presidency had brought substantial improvements for African-Americans. Acknowledging that more needs to be done to reduce inequality, Obama took head-on the issue of race relations that have sometimes appeared to fester under his administration. Since Obama came to office in 2009 as the first African American president, a strain of opposition to him has emerged that often appears racially driven.

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