Under Obama’s failed policies, more black Americans are jobless, live in poverty, and are forced to use more government services like food stamps, among many other failures by the Obama administration.
- While the overall unemployment rate for most America was very high at 8.2%, the black unemployment rate exploded under Obama to a whopping 14.4% in June.
- Food stamp reliance has mushroomed under Obama and now more than 46 million Americans rely on free money in the form of food stamps
- Violence in the Black Community has exploded.
- U.S. poverty is on track to be at the highest level since 1960.
“Rather than earning the black vote by presenting a healthy track record of effort on behalf of the black community, black people are simply being told to ‘keep the faith’ and to ‘have Barack’s back,’. It’s as if we’re being told to ‘stop snitching’ on the White House, while Obama Administration officials sit back and laugh at how stupid we are for not asking for anything in return for unprecedented political loyalty.” – Black Finance Professor Dr. Boyce Watkins
“My goal was to get to the bottom of the reason that the president was not meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus, which is apparently a question that black people are not allowed to ask.” – Black Finance Professor Dr. Boyce Watkins
Four years after Barack Obama was elected president, this is not exactly a “post-racial” America.
A new study from Washington University in St. Louis finds that under Obama, many black Americans feel less free than whites when it comes to political participation.[SEE: Political Cartoonists Take On President Obama]
From 2005 to 2011, only 45 percent of blacks said they believed the government would allow them to make a public speech, while 67 percent of whites believed they could, the study found.
The study found that while the election of Obama initially boosted feelings of political empowerment among black Americans, those sentiments significantly faded in the years that followed—especially among conservative and religious blacks.
These two groups make up a large segment of the black population, with 56 percent of blacks identifying as “born again,” and 39 percent of blacks as “somewhat conservative,” according to the study.
“First we saw the ’empowerment effect,’ the boost that happens when a member of your group gets elected to an important political position,” says study author James L. Gibson, a professor of government and African-American studies at Washington University. Gibson’s findings are based on national surveys conducted between 2005 and 2011.
A new study from Washington University in St. Louis finds that under Obama, many black Americans feel less free than whites when it comes to political participation.
In 2009, the year after Obama was elected, 71 percent of blacks reported feeling as free to speak one’s mind as they used to.[READ: U.S. News’ Comprehensive Town Hall Debate Coverage]
“But then perceptions of political freedom deteriorated among conservative and religious blacks,” says Gibson. By 2011, the percentage of blacks who felt as free to speak their mind had dropped to 56 percent, back to pre-Obama levels. (White Americans also reported feeling less free to speak one’s mind under Obama, but the decline was far less than among blacks).
In part, says Gibson, this can be attributed to “ideological polarization.” That split may have begun when Obama dismissed Pennsylvania voters in 2008 who “cling to guns or religion.” But Gibson says many conservative and religions blacks likely believed when Obama was first elected that he would protect their interests as president. “Race produces a level of trust and confidence that one is on your side,” he says.
Over time, that confidence eroded. Gibson cites the contraception debate between the White House and some religious leaders that erupted last year. Black Americans, he notes, are traditionally conservative on social issues.[READ: Obama Counters Lackluster Debate Performance with Highly-Charged Rally]
Another schism may have centered on gay marriage. The Democratic-leaning Coalition of African-American Pastors, for example, recently said they felt “marginalized” and “ignored” by Obama’s seemingly sudden support for same-sex marriage.
Religious fundamentalists and conservative blacks, Gibson says, “have seen their efforts to participate in public life [under Obama] being thwarted over and over and over again.”
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