Pres. Obama says “we appear to have seen” a hate crime in the alleged attack on a Chicago man captured on Facebook.
“It’s terrible,” he said about the incident, during an interview with ABC affiliate WLS in Chicago.
“We’ve seen over the last several years, when it comes to tensions between police and communities, the Internet, horrific hate crimes of the sort that we appear to have seen on Facebook today,” Obama said.
He said he believed technology can play a useful role in exposing racism and hatred that still exist in the country.
“Part of what technology allows us to see now is the terrible toll that racism and discrimination and hate takes on families and communities,” he said. “But that’s part of how we learn and how we get better.”