Amid ‘powder keg’ of US racial tensions, call for empathy 

America is a multi-racial and multi-ethnic society. Without a degree of empathy it cannot move forward. Obama has argued that at heart the nation is not nearly as divided as its angriest voices suggest, and that young people in particular have moved far beyond the racial attitudes and animus of the past. Now is a moment for the US as a whole to prove that is the case.