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December 2, 2014 8:12 am

New York Mayor Meets With Obama to Discuss Ferguson and ‘Centuries of Racism’ in America

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. Photo: Wikipedia.

New York Observer – Mayor Bill de Blasio will join President Barack Obama and others this afternoon to discuss continued tensions between police and the communities they serve in the wake of protests in Ferguson, Mo.—and said today it’s an issue the country must face “head on.”

“I think the president is right to convene a national discussion. We have a challenge right now that we have to face head on,” Mr. de Blasio told reporters after a World AIDS Day event, according to audio provided by his office. “This country right now is in pain. We’ve lost so many young men of color, young men who should still be alive and with us today, and its clawing at us—it’s clawing at people of all backgrounds. There’s a sense that there’s something wrong in this country that’s going unaddressed.”

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