America elected Barack Obama as its first black president three years ago…
And for those of us not married to a political party, you have to say he’s done a nice job, Barack. Sure, he’s made mistakes, but overall he’s helped keep us out of a depression, the wars are ending, the stock market has been mostly stable. Sounds good.
So have blacks in America changed?
Not much. They were excited about Obama until he won. As a comedy club owner I can tell you I heard a boat load of jokes from black comics during and just after the election.
"What will be our excuse to not work? White man won’t hire us; we’re black and nobody will give us a chance."
Then Obama became president and there were no more excuses, right? Wrong.
Three years later I hear very few Obama jokes from black comics – almost none. Why? HE’S NOT ONE OF THEM. He speaks English better than most people. He’s a great speaker. Brilliant. Even if you don’t like him or his politics, you have to admit that.
Yet most young blacks don’t give a damn that we elected a black man as president.
He ain’t ganged up; he ain’t hip hop. So he ain’t black. His dad’s not in prison either. They don’t relate to him as they did Marion Barry in DC. Blacks loved the "Barry."
Crime in America is still heavily black. Some stats, CNN says one out of three black males are in prison or under federal/state supervision for criminal convictions.
In 2000 the population was 282,000,000: 194 million of which were white, 33 million black, 35 million Hispanic and 10 million Asian. Ten percent of all blacks use illegal drugs and 9.5 percent of whites. This is the number one crime. However 4,618 out of every 100,000 blacks are in prison or jail as opposed to 773 whites. Today 1.5 million black children have a parent in prison.
Obama’s from Chicago where 55% of the city’s blacks are convicted felons. Damn.
In short, no, crime has not gotten better. In fact, in most big cities it’s worse since Obama came to power.
From the stats I looked at, crime overall is worse. Sure the economy is a big part of that. But blacks just don’t relate to the president. He doesn’t feel their pain – he’s more worried about white people’s plights. They like his wife better.
Still Black America will vote for Obama, but they won’t be as enthusiastic as last time. A few less will go out of their way to vote. He didn’t really give them what they wanted or needed. Most blacks are not in the stock market so they don’t feel they’ve gotten much from the president.
Maybe his new JOBS PLAN will give them some relief.
It’s a $447 billion plan. Thirty-one million people watched Obama unveil it last week. But 56.5 million people watched him announce Bin Laden was dead and 95% of all those viewers were white.
Maybe we’ll see some positive changes over the next five years under this president if he’s reelected.
I hope so; its a tough road. Always was, always will be – fight on!