Around the world the election of Barak Obama to the White House was seen as a watershed moment for race relations in America.
The first black man to be president was taken as the symbol of a new post-racial era.
But six years on, with tensions between black communities and the police running sky high is anyone still talking about a post racial America?
HARDtalk speaks to Cornel West, writer, academic and fierce critic of President Obama and asks why the race debate turned sour.
He tells Stephen Sackur: "I hate Barack Obama's policies. I hate his deeds. I hate his cowardice. I hate his acts. I love him as a human being."
Sunday, March 22, 2015
from the BBC: