President Obama Addresses Race Relations On BET: This isn’t going to be solved overnight.

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In an interview with BET Networks, President Barack Obama addressed community concerns and calls for justice and equality after recent grand jury decisions. BET’s “106 & PARK” will air a portion of the interview on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 5 p.m. ET/PT. The full in-depth interview will air immediately following at 6 p.m. ET/PT in “BET News Presents: A Conversation with President Barack Obama.”

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BET’s release states:





This marks President Obama’s first network interview during which he shares his thoughts on events that have sparked major protests nationwide. The special segment on “106 & PARK” is dedicated to bringing an empowering message to finding meaningful solutions and learning from the incidents that occurred in Ferguson, MO and across the nation.

President Obama discussed his strategy not only to investigate the various incidents, but ways in which he believes that country can come together during this time. BET News’ Jeff Johnson conducted the interview.

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In the interview, Obama explains:





What I told the young people who I met with — we’re going to have more conversations over the coming months — is, ‘This isn’t something that is going to be solved overnight. This is something that is deeply rooted in our society. It’s deeply rooted in our history.’

Check out a teaser of the upcoming segment on the next page.