Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS) Rapper P. Diddy says that racism is deeply rooted in the US as black people are still considered at the bottom of the pole. Also Read - 'Another Phase of Greatest Witch Hunt', Says Donald Trump After US Senate Acquits Him in Historic Impeachment Trial

Diddy feels that racist attitudes are a big part of the American societies and despite Barack Obama serving as the 44th President from 2009 until 2017, the issue of racism still exists, reports standard.co.uk. Also Read - US Court Seeks Status Report On Visas To Family Members Of H1-B Holders

“It all dates back to things people don’t want to deal with, which is slavery and a perception people have that we are less than human,” Diddy told ES magazine. Also Read - The Weeknd Performs Live At Super Bowl Halftime Show, Fans Share His Then-And-Now Photos

“We’re still at the bottom of the pole after all these years. Even after having a black President. But you know that’s really going to stop now.

“Nobody wants to live like that no more and nobody is going to be allowing their children to get killed. And everybody is going to respect that. Should children get killed? No. No matter what is going on,” he added.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.