Why would anyone find this surprising? Everything liberal that happens is exactly the opposite of the stated intent. The country has been divided by none other then the POTUS and the VP. From their comment that the police acted stupidly to "they'll put ya all back in chains" comments there is nothing uniting about this administration. Barack Obama's presidency 'has not helped cause of black people in US' Barack Obama's presidency 'has not helped cause of black people in US' | World news | The Observer Barack Obama's election win in 2008 was hailed by some as ushering in a post-racial age in the US. However, recent books and surveys have shown that black American progress has often either halted or declined.