Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Is Obama Good For African-Americans?

Finally, someone is getting around to asking the reasonable question, even if black voting support for Obama is already locked up for Decision 2012.

If you ask the Congressional Black Caucas for their honest answer to Obama's impact on the status of blacks, they would say little or none. (here) Congresswoman Waters makes it clear that perception is blocking reality when it comes to black voters and the president.

The short answer to the question goes like this...Republicans don't want black votes, Obama has done little for blacks, but he is still the only hope the group sees, so hope wins.

Conventional wisdom would say that Obama is very good for 'immigrant-minded' blacks, as he demonstrates what one black man can do for himself, and family, if he puts his mind to the task and utilizes all of the available resources here in America.

So I guess the answer is - it depends.

James C. Collier


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1 comment:

Basso e Grasso said...

He is not good for anyone. I'd vote for a ham sandwich before I'd vote for that guy.