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Why do racial tensions seem worse than ever in 2017?

Journalist and author Jason Riley joined Wednesday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” to talk about the motivation behind discouraging race relations and his new book, “False Black Power.”

Riley pointed both to former President Barack Obama and to President Donald Trump as figures who have been unhelpful. Obama encouraged racial tensions in a time when social media could add more fuel to the fire, and now Trump isn’t helping matters.

“I think we currently have a president who isn’t that concerned with trying to bridge these divides,” Riley said.

Glenn Beck wondered if we have someone today who can bring people together the way civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King did.

“To me, there’s nothing more offensive to the memory of real civil rights leaders than these so-called civil rights leaders today,” Glenn said.

Unfortunately, we don’t really have a King-esque leader; instead, the civil rights movement has been exploited and turned into something else altogether, Riley asserted.

“I’m someone who’s argued that the civil rights movement that we associate with King has become a civil rights industry,” he said.

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