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Has Obama Done Enough
for Black Americans?

National Journal, by George E. Condon Jr.and Jim O´Sullivan

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Posted By:Drive, 4/8/2013 10:04:29 AM

Bernard Anderson, a pathbreaking African-American economist, understands the importance of rhetoric. He was up front at the Lincoln Memorial when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963. And he was in the audience on the Howard University campus in 1965 to hear President Johnson deliver a grim view of the state of black America and declare war on “past injustice and present prejudice.” So Anderson had high hopes as he sat at home in Pennsylvania watching President Obama deliver his second Inaugural Address this year.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: happy conservative, 4/8/2013 10:16:30 AM     (No. 9265104)

Yes, if you mean has he stunted their growth as he has all Americans.

Can we please stop with the racial and economic divisions in this country and all be AMERICANS?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MattMusson, 4/8/2013 10:20:01 AM     (No. 9265113)

Has he done enough too Black Americans?

Apparently not. They still support him.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40, 4/8/2013 10:21:50 AM     (No. 9265117)

He has setback Black socio-economic progress to mainstream status by at least two generations. Ruined racial harmony for the lifetime of every person alive today. And that is putting it mildly.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: iamtinman, 4/8/2013 10:22:34 AM     (No. 9265119)

With friends like Barack Obama, African Americans don´t need enemies!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 4/8/2013 10:29:30 AM     (No. 9265134)

By asking that question, am I to assume that a black President just looks after black people and a white President takes care of white people? okee dokee.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: deepthinker, 4/8/2013 10:34:44 AM     (No. 9265147)

What has he done for ANY Americans?? His goal is to reduce U.S. influence and transfer wealth to the third world. Remember his smug lecture on how unfair it was for the USA to consume more oil than others? "You´re not gonna be able to just turn up the heat when it is chilly. You need to get a sweater..."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 4/8/2013 10:44:18 AM     (No. 9265164)

I am always amused when Harold Washington is used as an example of anything other than the failure of progressive politics to do anything other than divide people. Washington died in 1987 and despite blacks being the largest single ethnic voting block, Chicago hasn´t elected another black man as mayor since him.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: neanderthal, 4/8/2013 11:09:31 AM     (No. 9265232)

If they say they´re black, give them $50k every Christmas and tell them to stay home and keep quiet or they´ll be missing a check next Christmas.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Judge, 4/8/2013 11:25:20 AM     (No. 9265265)

He has done way too much in my opinion

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Italiano, 4/8/2013 11:35:01 AM     (No. 9265285)

After 40+ years of the Great Society, the War on Poverty and numerous other government programs and unearned preferences that have pretty much destroyed the black family, there doesn´t seem to be much left for Obama to salvage.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mickturn, 4/8/2013 11:46:33 AM     (No. 9265308)

The real question is:

Has Obama Done Enough TO Black Americans?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Shucky, 4/8/2013 11:54:11 AM     (No. 9265329)

The question is already racist and offensive to me, as it probably is to a lot of people. The president is sworn to execute the laws, which apply not to just one group but to all of the people.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 4/8/2013 12:01:58 PM     (No. 9265342)

When are these idiots going to figure out that while his skin may be dark, he´s not really one of them - his mother was white, and most of his life was spent in white circles.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 4/8/2013 12:03:36 PM     (No. 9265346)

Author never questions the Marxist assumptions upon which his demands lie.

Government is choking you to death and you demand more.

OK...go for it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LAW428, 4/8/2013 12:17:25 PM     (No. 9265368)

...white Communist circles!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Black knight, 4/8/2013 1:11:28 PM     (No. 9265445)

Wrong Question.

Have black Americans collectively done enough for their country?

Do black Americans collectively cost their country more than they contribute?

Given that blacks agree Obama is one of them, he answer is obvious.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 4/8/2013 1:44:48 PM     (No. 9265502)

If they are black and are referred to as African Americans, does this mean they are citizens of Africa and send them home where they came from. They make up a very small part of our population. I see no reason to cater to them or pick on them either, unless they are doing something illegal.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: hicksvillekid59, 4/8/2013 2:41:41 PM     (No. 9265567)

I´m sure that there are many racist dims that think that he hasn´t done enough TO them.

And to think, 0bama want to put more money into abortion, which impacts blacks, percentage wise, more than any other group.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jalo1951, 4/8/2013 6:53:52 PM     (No. 9265952)

We´ve done enough. How many generations have we been hand holding and they are worse off than before?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ronbet, 4/8/2013 7:48:16 PM     (No. 9265999)

Barack Obama has proven two things: 1) Skin color and tribalism trump all else for Black Americans, and 2) you can fool some of the people all of the time.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 4/9/2013 12:58:56 AM     (No. 9266273)

After Pigford, the only thing left is reparations for the rest.

We use to be Americans. Now we are back to segregation.

Divide and conquer.

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