Glazer: How Black America Has Fared Under Barack Obama

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!

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20 Responses to Glazer: How Black America Has Fared Under Barack Obama

  1. Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

    Too much partisan politics happening
    Regardless of who is President, the two warring political parties will hold us in gridlock for God knows how long.

  2. Orphan of the Road says:

    Obama is just Bush-lite
    The policies and practices (which Obama railed against) have been continued and even expanded.

    The two parties are nothing more than the Beast-With-Two-Heads, each party trying to be THE PARTY of special interest monies. The rest of us are second- and third-class citizens.

    Obama is extremely beatable in 2012. However the “loyal opposition” is still trying to find that one, very special candidate who can lose to him ala John Kerry vs Bush.

  3. harley says:

    BULLSHIT….THE POLITICIANS ARE KILLING AMERICA
    NO PRESIDENT WILL BE ABLE TO CHANGE THIS NATION BECAUSE THE BIG MONEY
    AND SPECIAL INTERESTS HAVE A STRANGLEHOLD ON THIS NATION.
    Dont e.xpect much to change…its not going to happen.
    Corporations have 2 trillion untaxed dollars overseas…the loophole means the country will
    go broke before these companies pay their fair share.
    The rich arent paying their share…so the rest of the nation has to pony up.
    If we just went back to tax rates before the bus.h tax cuts the nation would climb out of its
    debt hole….but the politicians want to help the rich keep their money and so the nation
    struggles with a huge debt load.
    Fact remains: this nation is so fucking rich that we are not broke. The government has so much
    money (state/local/federal) that it will never go broke. We as a nation can do anything we want.
    But until the politicans get the financial house in order…and stop wasting trillions of dollars on
    subsidies…wars….foreign aid….wasted projects….waste….inefficiencies (I saw that if the government
    used the same efficiencies as the private sector the government could save $500 billion dollars
    a year)…addd in the end of the useless wars (200 billion a year)….wasted foreign aid (100 billion
    dollars a year)…abloated defense department budget (just cut 80 billion dollars a year)…
    tax the corporation at the rate comparable to other nations and you bring in 50 billion a year…
    go after the tax cheats (private and corporate including warren buffet) 100 billion a year….
    stop the waste and redundancies ( 40 billlion a year)…throw the medicare and medicaid cheats
    in jail (save 30 billion dollars)….just run the governments like they should be and get the
    private money out of campaign so the politicans aren’t beholding to their supporters…
    run the thing like a business…cut…force the end of wasteful projects and spending…and
    yes…. we would be able to insure every ameriican from birth to death…… but it won’t happen
    in our lifetime because the politicans don’t give a fuck about 98% of america…
    it’s gonna take a full fledged revolt by americans to shake up the nation…not an election but
    pitchforks to take back the nation.
    Obama will win by a landslide…he has no competition and he’ll have 1 billion dollars in
    campaign money to literally anihilate any republican that he runs against (especially
    rick perry)….
    but that won’t change anything.
    Blacks really haven’t seen any gains since obama won. Obamas victory brought out all the
    anti semitic/racist/minority hating americans and made them into regular people.
    We’re headed down the wrong road…and it’s not looking pretty…it won’t happen with
    one politican…it will take a major uprising against the powers of the nation…a second
    revolution…
    its coming…and probably will be headed by someone outside thepolitical world…
    get ready….its just around the corner….

  4. smartman says:

    WRONG!
    No less the observervations of the Black human condition than Maya Angelou AND Cedric The ENTERTAINER stated that BILL CLINTON was America’s FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT. He came from a BROKEN FAMILY. He loved FAST FOOD, played the SAX and had a thing for WHITE WOMEN WITH BIG ASSES.

    Half-Blackbarry will go down in history as one of our worst presidents. His failure to grasp how the wheels of commerce turn in a democratic, capitalistic society have turned us into a stagnant third-world economy. The only thing government is the answer to is what does G O V E R N M E N T spell?

    People voted for Obama the first time to prove they weren’t RACIST. They WON’T vote for him a second time to prove they aren’t IDIOTS.

    Jeff Immelt has his dick shoved so far up Half-Blackbarry’s ass it could be mistaken for his tonsils.

  5. kcfred says:

    glazer on politics?
    On a blog that has no lows, this is the lowest. Glazer as David Brinkley? OMG! Give Harley the column, he makes more sense.

  6. BarKeeper says:

    Nobama and Israel
    For being a member of the Tribe, Glaze has apparently forgotten how his hero has turned his back on the fatherland and totally dissed Israel. I guess sneaking through another year of unemployment benefits for non-hackers and couch sitters is far more important when you size up his countless miracles.

  7. chuck says:

    Time to let those people go.
    9 million whites are left in South Africa. Lets bring them to Detroit and make it a vital and interesting city again.

    15 million Jews in Isreal.

    Thats it, 15 million.

    Lets get their fuckin asses over here now.

    Dissasemble the wailing wall, take Jeruselem apart brick by brick and stick it in Wyoming or somewhere, bring all the Jews and BANG!! The wars are over, we have added 25 million hard working folks who will pay taxes for the upkeep on all teh Rainbow-down-a-fuckin-rat-hole-baby-mama-govt-chese-pukes for a little longer and the economy is running hard again.

    Isreal is about 1/2 the size of Mo. I think.

    Lets quit fuckin around over there with all those fuckin Islamic shitheel fuckheads and ask all the Jews to fiugre out how to get the shale oil outta the dirt real fast, and NEVER go any where near the mid east again. Those fuckin assholes wipe there asses with their hands, cut off female body parts and are mystified by soap.

    Down at 3rd and Lydia, you would be amazed to find, that our country has opened the door, and now there are thousands of Somalis and folks from Sierra Leone living off of the govt. cheese. In Detroit the Somalis are a big problem. They will not mainstream and they hate America. These are generalizations, there are exceptions, but we know what the fuck is really goin on here.

    Our Federal Govt is trying to bring in as many folks from Africa as possible. I do not know why. It is a fucked deal. I have friends who live near these folks on third street, and there are few, if ANY redeemable qualities, no one is working, evey one is pissed off, everryone hates white people, it is pathetic how this nation opens its doors and invite folks who HATE America into our country.

    Gang activity, crime, theft, the usual problems you see in the urban core, and we as a nation cant wait to install as many urban cores as ppossible, peopled with folks from other country’s urban cores too. Ya know, cause its such a cool thing and so “multiculturalistic”.

    My friends in this area, have had to defend thier property and lives with guns. They have shot people down there, who were in their residences, and those folks are back out on the street after gettin out of the hospital.

    They have beefed up the ordnance and now have guns stashed in different places, ready for use, when the next attack comes.

    Its unbelievable. Somalies, Muslim Islamic Black people who hate America before they even leave their country, come over here and populate an already strained city, with more angry violent thugs.

    We are Deroit’s soon to be dopplganger.

    By the way, there have been 3 shootings down there involving friends of mine. Now the scumbags sit across the street and point there fingers at him and go “bang, bang”.

    These fucks are very original.

    Wait till next time.

    We will see who goes bang.

  8. chuck says:

    I forgot to mention this.
    You know when they are planning to break into your house (They DO NOT care if you are home), they poisen your dogs first.

    By the way, Fuck Marion Barry.

  9. bschloz says:

    Promise Land
    Mosishe: Pack your bags Shlomo were moving to Wyoming, America

    Shlomo: But why Moishe? Hashem has given us this promised land??

    Moishe: Chuck from KC has a better plan….

    Shlomo: But I don’t understand all this Nat Gas Fracking —is it a dessert there? -will we be able to keep Shabbat?

    Moishe: Chuck says yes on Shabbat.. Plus they are bringing the Wall over and placing it on The Fairgrounds–Chuck said something about a Jobs Act and how it all is part of the plan.

  10. chuck says:

    😉
    We love our Jews baby!!!

    Pack your bags!!!

    I think if they leave soon enough, we can save the Big 12 too!!!!!!

  11. chuck says:

    Instead of spending another trillion dollars
    on wars no one wants to fight, over the hearts and minds of people that hate America, and spending another trillion or so on a jobs program for people who are too fuckin lazy to work, ever, at all, for anything, or anyone, for any reason (These fuckers are lazy, I don’t know if your gettin that…) , lets spend a trillion or so, to bring all white people from South Africa (Where they are hated and killed.) and Jews from the Mid east where there neighbors want to kill them to the last man, woman and chld, and BRING THEM HERE!!

    Think about an ACTUAL return on investment.

    Those fuckers are as industrious as Mexican roofers. They will not stop, they are economic T 1000s. They don’t feel pain, they just produce!!

    We get our money back in ten years, no more wars and stupid fuckin Camp David summits where the participants would shiv each other if the cameras would just go out, and we turn this American ship of State around.

    If American wants ot Kumbya its ass into multiculturalistic post coital bliss, it at least oughtta be with folks who mainstream with American ehticsm morals and ideas.

    Boatloads of Jews, Boers and illegal Mexican immigration should leave us in tip top shape for the next 100 years.

    Detroit, the city of promise.

  12. Cowboy says:

    Change of Pace
    Glazer that was different. I’m not into politics much, but liked the angle. You almost made it through the comments with just resonse to story and not you. Then the one guy jumped you for NOT doing tits,sports,Hollywood. Oh well.

  13. Matt says:

    We wanted more on pussy Craig…
    Not you loving on the worst President ever. He’s iced the economy and is an obvious ideologue. Moderates aren’t rolling with it and he’s toast.

  14. Voice Of Reason says:

    Obama Is Unbeatable
    For those of you who think Obama will lose, wrong. First off no republican is very hot right now, nobody. Bush was cold as ice in his second term, looked kinda stupid, economy was poor, the war was already dragging on and on. He still won. It’s tough to beat the guy already in office only happens on rarely. This president has all the minority vote already and as those stats Craig showed us prove, that counts. He will win and it won’t be close, is my feeling. Unless we do go into a depression than they will vote him out.

  15. chuck says:

    Voice-this is a depression-No more free shit!!!
    We can no longer afford to pay for your shit.

    The folks who are getting free shit, don’t like the folks who are paying for the free shit, because the folks who are paying for the free shit can no longer afford to pay for both the free shit and their own shit.

    And, the folks who are paying for the free shit want the free shit to stop. and the folks who are getting the free shit want even MORE free shit on top of the free shit they’re getting already!

    Now….. The people who are forcing people to PAY for the free shit, have told the people who are RECEIVING the free shit, that the people who are PAYING for the free shit, are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.

    So …. the people who are GETTING the free shit, have been convinced they need to HATE the people who are PAYING for the free shit because they are selfish, and they are promised more free shit if they will vote for the people who force the people who pay for the free shit to to give them even more free shit.

    I think that about covers it.

  16. Orphan of the Road says:

    Decline and Fall, Fall Way Down Now
    “They’ll turn us all into beggars ’cause they’re easier to please. They’re feeding our people that government cheeeeeese”

    People have made very comfortable livings by convincing poor whites their plight is because of poor blacks getting it all. While in reality what we pay out to the poor and needy are bread crumbs compared to the welfare we give corporations.

    We spend billions of tax dollars to subsidize profession sport by building them their playhouses without ever really examining what the rate of return is on that money.

    We lower tax brackets for business because they say they have billions of dollars they would like to bring back to the USA but the tax rate is so high. Then we lower the rates and they bring back the money and dole it out to upper management.

    Our tax code is so convoluted and burdensome it just begs people to cheat and makes cheaters out of people who never thought about cheating.

    You are right Chuck about the people getting the free stuff hating the people paying for it. All those companies who suck on the teat of corporate welfare hate the men and women who do the work which makes the money for the company and who pay the taxes they suck in.

    When the debacle of The Great Society was codified into law, the soon-to-be-Republican Dixiecrats and Republicans in Congress demanded that no welfare money be paid if a man was living in the house. In less than two generations, what had been an extremely strong family structure of the family was destroyed.

    I have no problem giving another human being help when they need it. But our system is geared so if you are working hard but not quite making things work, you get next to nothing. But if you are a jack wad who is careless, reckless and incompetent, it seems there is all the money you want.

    It seems we treat the symptoms of the problems but never the problem itself.

    A great deal of money has been spent (allegedly) trying to improve the lot of the poor. But if you look at where the money is going, very little is going to the indiviual. The vast majority goes to corporations who get paid very well for doing little more than lining their pockets. Look at the AIM4PEACE-type groups, D.A.R.E, COMBAT TAX, the War on Drugs/Poverty/Terrorism and see where the real waste is created and in whose pockets the money lands.

    People who run those organizations need lots of poor and ignorant so they can continue to make lots of money, never caring if they help or hinder those they are being paid to help. They only want the money.

    Please listen, it says it better than I ever could:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-HiXqqUItM

  17. Harlow says:

    I Think He Is Handsome
    Obama is dreamy. I would jump him, if I were single that is! You guys are too deep for me, this time he gets my vote.

  18. Monkey Man says:

    The Black Guy Did It
    Not all of us are criminals Craig. You should know you were in prison yourself brother.I”m not downing you just saying don’t measure the entire group over these numbers. I respect the President and so do many black people. I am proud we have a black president. I’m not the only one!

  19. chuck says:

    U make good points Orphan.
    🙂

  20. RickM says:

    worst ever?
    “Half-Blackbarry will go down in history as one of our worst presidents.”

    Fortunately, real presidential historians will defer on this for at least a couple of decades, especially since there’s so much recent competition (J. Carter, W).

    As for most blacks not relating to Obama how would they have reacted to a Colin Powell administration? If he weren’t a Republican and if his wife didn’t nix the idea, it could very well have happened.

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