When President Obama was first elected, the nation hoped and many presumed that race relations would improve.
After all, the country had elected its first African-American president.
But after eight years of Obama, we have come to expect to see racism all around us.
Some African-Americans and some liberals see it in nearly every police officer.
College campuses across the nation are trying to help the rest of the nation recognize when we are experiencing privilege and when others are not.
All too often, we have also seen hatred toward people who are white and especially of police, regardless of their race.
This has led some to argue that race relations in the US are perhaps worse now than they have been since the civil rights movement.
Mad World News reported that President Trump has taken action to protect police against the latest round of hatred toward them, led by groups such as Black Lives Matter.
During the Obama administration, police officers throughout the nation came to fear retribution in their community as well as investigation and prosecution from the federal government if they used force, especially deadly force.
The result was that many law enforcement officials reported feeling hamstrung by the policies and afraid to do their jobs as trained.
The Trump administration is rolling back an Obama era policy in an effort to support law enforcement.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Justice Department is abandoning Obama’s “tactic of suing police departments for violating the civil rights of minorities.”
“We need, so far as we can, to help police departments get better, not diminish their effectiveness,” Sessions said.
“And I’m afraid we’ve done some of that.”
Sessions made it clear that police will not be given free reign with no accountability.
Rather, they will receive a fair investigation without the propaganda we came to expect in the previous administration.