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Obama: ‘There Has Been An Awakening’ In America On Race

Obama pointed out that the problems that were getting more attention in the country were not new, but perhaps they were more pronounced as a result of social media. “Because of smartphones and cameras and, you know, social media, I think people have become more aware of them, both black and white,” he said.

Barack Obama speaks during First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative in the East Room of the White House in Washington on July 23, 2015. More than 130 students were gathered for the 'Beating the Odds Summit' which is aimed at sharing tools and strategies for students to successfully transition …