Former President Obama during ABC’s Juneteenth television special said that ensuring that democracy “continues to work effectively” as the United States becomes more diverse is one of the main things that “keeps him up at night.”
During a special episode of ABC’s documentary series “Soul of a Nation” titled, “Juneteenth: Together We Triumph,” the former president was asked by “Good Morning America” co-host Michael Strahan, “What keeps you up at night, and what gives you the most joy?”
In response to the first question, Obama replied, “How does our democracy get refreshed and updated so that it continues to work effectively as we become a more diverse society?”
“How can we ensure that if you work hard in this country, you can make it?” the former commander in chief added.
Obama’s interview was included in the two-hour television special celebrating the history and culture of Black Americans and the legacy of Juneteenth, the day commemorating when news of slavery’s end reached Texas in 1865, nearly two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.