I believe that the activists' expectations for Obama are too extreme. It will take time for the United States to heal from the centuries of racism of the past, and Obama won't be able to immediately fix the problem. I appreciate that he has taken the time to listen to civil rights leaders and address the recent events, but if he continues to lose public support (Pew Research), he will likely have to take a stronger stance on the issue.
What reasons might Obama have for not speaking out strongly about the recent racial conflicts?
Do you think he should make a stronger public statement, and how would doing so affect his final two years in office and his legacy?