People of colour 25% more likely than whites to face prison
But just because the president is black there’s no more racism?

from Talib Kweli (Ft. Marsha Ambrosius) – It Only Gets Better Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Barack Obama’s presidency is a great step forward, but no solution to the socially constructed idea of racism

Kweli can’t believe that people may think that racism is dead, simply because the President is black. He uses well known racial disparities in incarceration rates as an example of how racism is still very much a problem in our society. You can check out some more examples here.

Kweli, not being one to remain silent when it comes to social issues, tweeted:
https://twitter.com/TalibKweli/status/200967633338765313

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