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A year after the inauguration of Barack Obama as the US' first black president, has the nation repaired its deep-rooted racial tensions?

According to a recent Pew Research Center survey on race, black Americans have become more optimistic about their progression since the election of Obama and feel that race relations have improved.

However the ovewhelming majority still feels that more needs to be done to ensure racial equality.

On Tuesday, we will examine race relations in the US, and how those relations have been affected by the Obama presidency.

Anand Naidoo is sitting in for Riz Khan and will be joined by Peniel Joseph, a professor of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University and author of Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama, and Debra Dickerson, the author of The End of Blackness and a blogger for Mother Jones magazine.

This episode of the Riz Khan show aired from Tuesday, January 19, 2010.

Source: Al Jazeera