Obama vents on racial tension after four-hour meeting

Obama vents on racial tension after four-hour meeting
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President Obama on Wednesday vented his frustration over persistent tensions between law enforcement and minority communities following a nearly four-hour meeting with representatives from both groups. 
 
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"Not only are there very real problems, but there are still deep divisions about how to solve these problems," he told reporters at the White House. "There is no doubt that police departments still feel embattled and unjustly accused. And there is no doubt that minority communities, communities of color, still feel like it just takes too long to do what's right."
 
Obama conceded that problem is likely to get worse before it gets better.
 
"I think it is fair to say we will see more tension between police and communities this month, next month, next year, for quite some time," he said. 
 
But the president said he was pleased that the diverse group of activists and public officials were able to agree on certain issues, including better training for officers and more data showing incidents of police violence. 
 
"There's still a diversity of views around this table, and that's by design," Obama said. "Not everybody agrees on everything.
 
"We just have to as a country sit down and grind it out."
 
Obama called the meeting following the killing of five police officers in Dallas last week in a racially motivated sniper attack. 
 
The officers were killed at a protest against police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. 
 
Three dozen individuals representing law enforcement, civil rights groups, academia, and city and state governments attended the meeting.