Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Obama, African-Americans and Replacement, Oh my!

 A handful of AFRICAN-AMERICANS are expressing their disapproval for Obama's actions and inaction regarding help for the African-American community. They are charging him up as though they can replace him for it.

Speaking of replacement, this is what the firm I work for decided to use as a temporary replacement for an attorney that was out today, hahahaha. Read my post below for an elaboration of the above-stated.

So, Danny Glover and a few other African-American, high-profile actors and members of Congress are expressing their criticism for Obama recently. Why are they upset you ask? They feel that the African-American community has not received enough benefits since Obama's administration has taken to the White House.

Honestly, I think it's silly. We have been dealing with one of the worst economic downturns since the Great Depression, and it's hard for me to believe that any intelligent person would speak out expressing their opinion that a certain group has not received any special benefits when the President and his administration is fighting a battle affecting the ENTIRE nation.

Obama acknowledges that many African-American citizens are victims of predatory lending for mortgages and he claims that it is an effect of " a long history of [African-Americans] being the last hired and the first fired." Obama goes on to state that he can't pass laws, "that say I'm just helping black folks. I'm the president of the entire United States."

Can we as African-Americans expect to receive priority responses from the Obama administration solely because he is, himself, African-American? Isn't is the same argument the community used against Bush, but in an inverse and negative way?

Yes, attention needs to be paid to those suffering in the effects of predatory lending, but if a larger issuse is at hand -- one that affects the country as a whole-- priority takes its toll. I would imagine most to understand that. The government can't resolve minority issues if majority issues aren't taken care of. Otherwise, it would only be a periodic fix, cyclical with its damages.

If you want to check out the article, here's the link http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/12/22/obama-rebuts-grumbling-from-african-american-supporters/?icid=main|aim|dl1|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.politicsdaily.com%2F2009%2F12%2F22%2Fobama-rebuts-grumbling-from-african-american-supporters%2F

Obama knows that he has more African-American supporters that are satisfied with the job he's doing versus those who are unsatisfied, so I would imagine he isn't really worried about Mr. Glover and his counterparts. just sayin'...

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