Unforgiving U.S. Risks Lost Generation of Black Men, Obama Says

US President Barack Obama speaks about the shooting deaths of nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, from the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 18, 2015.

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President Barack Obama, who has spent the past year addressing the issue of race on an almost weekly basis, said an “entire generation” of young minority men may have been lost while growing up in an environment much less forgiving than his upbringing in Hawaii.

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