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    Obama’s ‘more perfect union,’ eight years later

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    “Race is an issue that I believe this nation cannot afford to ignore right now.”

    Then-presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke these words eight years ago as a part of his “A More Perfect Union” speech on race delivered at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

    James Peterson, director of Africana studies and associate professor of English at Lehigh University and host of The Remix on WHYY, joined NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller to look back — and ahead — at race relations in the United States.

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