"Racism, we are not cured of it. And it's not just a matter of it not being polite to say n****r in public," Obama said. "That's not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It's not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don't, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior."
The President's words are especially relevant as Austin continues to see African-Americans leaving the city, as reported last year:
"The reasons for the decline, Tang said, include disparities in public education, a distrust of police and barriers to accessing jobs in the city’s booming technology and construction industries.
The report also suggested that the city’s history of racial segregation followed by gentrification of Austin’s historically black neighborhoods contributed to the decline."