Obama: Day to Day, U.S. is Less Racially Divided

The president tells NPR that the current situation following Ferguson and other incidents doesn't reflect the larger picture.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media during his last news conference of the year in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House December 19, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Barack Obama never wanted his race to define his presidency. But if there’s one thing he wants even less, it would be a deterioration of race relations during his tenure as president. 

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