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This is how I think about it. I don't think it's accurate to say race relations have gotten worse. Listen, I came to Chicago in 85. You were there during council wars.
promise you race relations haven't gotten worse. But what is true is that in part because we see visuals of racial tensions, violence and so forth because of smart phones and the internet and the media.
What we've seen is surfacing, I think a lot of the problems that have been there a long time. Whether it's tensions between police and communities, whether it's hate crimes of the speakable sort that has just now recently surfaced on Facebook. I take these things very seriously. The good news is that the next generation that's coming behind us, you'll see have I think smarter, better, more thoughtful attitudes around race, and I think the overall trajectory of race relations in this country is actually very positive.
My own election, obviously, is some proof of that. It doesn't mean all racial problems have gone away, it means that we have the capacity to get better, over time and I think that will continue.