In several interviews with Chicago media outlets, President Obama commented on the Chicago torture hate crime. He described the actions of the four assailants as "despicable" and "terrible."
Although the people torturing the mentally challenged man in the video say 'F**k white people,' President Obama assures people that race relations are not getting worse — they're just becoming more transparent
President Obama added that technology has made racial tensions more visible but can be used to help us get better
“Part of what technology allows us to see now is the terrible toll that racism and discrimination and hate takes on families and communities,” Obama said to ABC News. “But that’s part of how we learn and how we get better. We don’t benefit from pretending that racism doesn’t exist and hate doesn’t exist. We don’t benefit from not talking about it. The fact that these things are being surfaced means we can solve them.”
Although he has come forward to condemn the actions of those involved, many Trump supporters are still blaming the president for the terrible act
However, many have come forward to condemn those who turned a terrible act against a mentally challenged person into a political debate
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