An Assessment of Race Relations in the United States
Have race relations in America improved or deteriorated since Barack Obama ascended to the White House?
The rash of police shooting deaths of unarmed black men has brought attention to the enduring problem of racial violence in the United States. According to data collected by the Washington Post in 2015, law enforcement officers killed 990 people, of which 258 were black. At present, there have been 703 documented deaths of which 173 were African-Americans. With several months left in the year, the number is expected to rise.