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Obama says racism, bias remain problems

President Barack Obama is prescribing time and vigilance to tackle problems as entrenched in American society as racism and bias. He also is urging patience, saying progress usually comes in small steps. In an interview with BET, the president described his conversation with a group of young civil rights activists, including a leader of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, he hosted last week in the Oval Office. Obama said he told them that “this is something that is deeply rooted in our society, it’s deeply rooted in our history.” America has made gains, and that “gives us hope” of making more
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