Quote of the Day: Barack Obama on Young Black Men

The president on how we must not become jaded about the dire circumstances that some African-American youths are facing.

President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama Saul Loeb/Getty Images

You can read this quote by President Obama, about the negative statistics regarding young black males in education and the criminal-justice system, here.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.