Former President Barack Obama said in a new interview that racial inequality, nationalization of politics and “siloing of the media” is contributing to the intense political divisions in the country.
In a special interview with Anderson Cooper that aired on CNN Monday, the former president bashed Republicans for not pushing back on accusations that the 2020 presidential election was stolen – and questioned a growing debate on critical race theory.
Cooper asked Obama if he felt he had told “the story of race in America” during his eight years as president.
“Each and every time I tried to describe why it is that we are still not fully reconciled with our history,” Obama said. “But, the fact is, it is a hard thing to hear.”
“It’s hard for the majority of this country of white Americans to recognize that, look, you can be proud of this country and its traditions and its history and our forefathers – and yet