Obama: America Must Deal ‘Honestly With Issues of Race, Poverty and Class’

U.S. President Barack Obama says in the year since the "tragic death" of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the United States has "come to see more clearly than ever, the frustration in many communities of color and the feeling that … laws can be applied unevenly."

When a white police officer shot unarmed black teenager Brown last summer, the outrage reverberated far beyond Ferguson. The questionable deaths of African Americans in Ferguson, New York, Cleveland, Baltimore and other cities have amplified a movement — begun with the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin in Florida — that "Black Lives Matter."

Nationally, African Americans are arrested at much higher rates than people of other races, the USA Today newspaper found in an analysis of FBI data last year. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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