Monday, June 22, 2015


The President is not buying the Supreme Courts declaration that racism is no longer a problem in this country.

"Racism, we are not cured of it," the president said. "And it's not just a matter of it not being polite to say nigger in public."

In the interview, Mr Obama also lamented Congress' lack of will to enact stricter gun controls.

"It's not just a matter of overt discrimination," he told comedian Marc Maron in a podcast. "Societies don't, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior."

The president acknowledged that attitudes about race in the US have improved since his childhood, but he said that America's history of enslaving black people "casts a long shadow and that's still part of our DNA that's passed on".