President Obama said the nation was awakened to the “gulf of mistrust” that exists between local law enforcement and minority communities after the killing of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo.

“Too many men of color feel targeted by law enforcement ... and the mistrust scars the heart of our children,” he said at the annual Congressional Black Caucus awards dinner Saturday night.

Remarks by President Obama


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