An Argument for Why Obama's Election Was a Step Backward for Race Relations

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U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to deliver his State of the Union speech on January 24, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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There has been a great amount of discussion in recent years about the idea of a post-racial America, particularly with the election of the nation’s first black president, Barack Obama.

The notion of an American society that is free from racism and discrimination may seem like an unrealistic dream for some people. Ron Christie, former special assistant to President George W. Bush, thinks we are not even close to the ideal. Christie is the author of a new book, “Blackwards: How Black Leadership is Returning America to the Days of Separate but Equal.”

Christie speaks with The Takeaway about why he believes President Obama and other black leaders have taken us a step backwards on race relations, with what he describes as "self-segregating" ideas.