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I don’t get it, when the proliferation of black Mayors happen to head highly black populated cities throughout the United States black unemployment remained high relative to our white counterparts.  Now with a Black President the Congressional Black Caucus boo hoos about the President and his lack of attention to the problems of black unemployment.  Whom specifically is the CBC talking about?  I wonder if they are they referring to those millions of sagging pants blacks found in every hood in America, the erring wearing tattooed brothers who can’t read and can barely write their own names.  Or perhaps the CBC is referring those the hip hoppers for whom culture rules their world rather than gaining skills for high wage jobs so that their illegitimate black children can have a half of a chance after they get shot dead.  Or maybe the CBC is talking about the nationwide multitude after multitude of young teenage brothers and sisters who didn’t finish high school, have numerous children out of wedlock and are not married, - is the CBC talking about unemployment among these Negroes?

 

Like the above mentioned Negroes is it possible that the CBC is talking about unemployment among the millions of blacks with no skills to speak of, - no electrical engineering skills, plumbing skills, technical skills of any kind or building trade skills, heavy equipment operator skills or even a simple Commercial Drivers License to drive a cement or garbage truck?  Even if Obama convinced the Republican Congress to approve and allocate trillions in government funds for projects like building high-speed rail, green jobs in solar energy and computer chip technology, how many of the sagging pants, gold tooth dreadlock wearing blacks can fill them?  How many possess the necessary knowledge and skills to compete for these kinds of jobs and more importantly how many blacks even have the desire, inclination and drive to gain the skills necessary for high wage employment?

 

Or maybe CBC is saying all blacks are unemployed, skills or no skills education or not!

What would the CBC have Obama to do about these Negroes?  What proposals have the CBC put forward for employing the millions upon millions of gold teeth, dreadlock erring up tattooed sagging pants Negroes with no skills other than baby making?  Maybe the President should go to the Conservative Republican Congress and ask then to set aside billions of dollars so that these blacks can have free government chicken and jobs!  What is the President supposed to do?  What can Obama do about blacks that can’t compete in the job market in the same manner as those blacks who compete in the NFL and NBA?   Is it possible that some of this explains the real reasons for high black unemployment rather than blaming as the CBC does the first black President of the United States of America for allegedly ignoring the needs of millions of black ignorant and unskilled workers?

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Its funny how every real "African American" in America is supposed to be demonized and attacked so that the half-breed non African-American rooted Obama can be defended.

 

 

Are you a eugenicist? Do you believe that certain people rank naturally higher than others. Do you believe that Obama is better than real "African-Americans" because he is mixed and does not share the historical ancestry that real "African-Americans" have?

 

 

We know that you dare not answer, lest your true feelings will be exposed.

Mayors have little power to change the course of NATIONAL problems of poverty, unemployment and the like.....unlike politicians in Washington who can change national policy.

 

Here is a clue....black unemployment has risen, along with black poverty. Thus, an intelligent person can deduce from that that many black people were working....but now are not working and that the rate of job losses for blacks is higher than it is for whites which has widened the econmic gap between blacks and whites nationally. This is what the CBC is talking about. The INCREASING rate of black unemployment relative to white unemployment.

Here's another clue ...

 

Unemployment rose for ALL races .... and poverty has risen for ALL ethnicities, too!!  Over 7 million jobs were lost while GeeDubya Bush was the president.  A disproportionate percentage of those had been Black employees.

 

White people are being re-hired at a faster rate than Black people .... but there technically has been a NET GAIN, overall, of jobs since President Obama was elected ... not a net LOSS.

 

Mayors can control what businesses come in or go out of a city.  In some states, they have some measure of control over the school boards and their funding. They have the ability to create job training services, work with city colleges and establish a variety of job-creation measures.  They can also create local government jobs and services ... but most just simply don't have the budget for it.

 

Black people can find a myriad of ways to help other Black people.  This is especially true for Black politicians.  Unfortunately, job corruption usually gets in the way of that, though. 

Funny, a friend sent me this article from the Root (which y'all know I don't read unless something is forwarded to me). I don't agree with everything in the article, but definitely raises valid issues about the criticism of the Obama Administration and national policy towards Black America.

 

 

 

Some Black Critics of Obama Are Right

It's not just the Cornel-Tavis caravan taking the president to task -- and for good reason.  | Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:44 AM

 

Harvard Law School professor Randall Kennedy recently penned an opinion piece for CNN entitled "Why Obama's Black Critics Are Wrong." He contends that President Obama's African-American critics have focused on his "racial bona fides" and that "throughout President Barack Obama's political career, he has been dogged by ... accusations that he is not 'black enough.' " I respect Kennedy and appreciate his contributions to scholarship, but in this instance his analysis is unsupported by the data.

There is a very troubling pattern developing within certain segments of the African-American community, a concerted effort to silence those who are offering honest, valid and well-thought-out criticism of the Obama administration. Kennedy has joined a growing number of African Americans, such as radio hosts Tom Joyner and Steve Harvey and professor Melissa Harris-Perry, who are more focused on personal sentiment than policy.

African Americans can ill afford to base their analysis of President Obama on the politics of sentiment. Like every other political constituency, we must stay focused on policy outcomes that work to further the best interests of the African-American community. We should not have permanent friends or enemies, only permanent interests.

In his article, Kennedy attempts to compare race-based taunts that Obama isn't "really" black, made by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) and failed Republican U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes as they were battling Obama in elections, to Rep. Maxine Waters' (D-Calif.) admonishment of the president for failing to craft policies that explicitly target black unemployment. Kennedy is comparing personal attacks made during a heated state campaign to a demand by a member of Congress that the president support targeted national legislation that would assist individuals disproportionately impacted by the economic downturn.

Waters and others like her are doing their jobs as elected representatives in Congress. That's not the same as over-the-top campaign rhetoric. Trying to draw similarities between the two is not comparing apples and oranges; it's more like comparing apples and automobiles.

Kennedy attributes the critiques of President Obama to "a special anxiety about the loyalties of high [African-American] achievers, especially when their success is largely dependent on whites and others who are not black." He fails to explore the possibility that these critiques of President Obama are not comparing him with some abstract standard. In most instances, this "anxiety" is based upon a comparison of Obama with Obama.

Candidate Obama pledged to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay, to fight for the public option, to end the Bush-era tax cuts and to give America "change we can believe in." Instead, many blacks are now seeing that the more things change, the more they look like George W. Bush.

 

In assessing Obama's selections for his top economic advisers, some critics are asking why he appointed such Wall Street darlings as Larry Summers and Timothy Geithner. It has been well-documented that Summers, Geithner and others led efforts to block the attempts of Brooksley Born (former head of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission) to regulate the derivatives market -- a failure that contributed to the current financial crisis.

This is not, as Kennedy states, a claim from fellow blacks that he is "selling out" the race. This reality is what caused Princeton professor Cornell West to opine that President Obama is "another black mascot" of "banksters" and "Wall Street oligarchs." This is not to say that West is completely correct -- or even polite -- but his analysis has merit and is worthy of further debate.

Kennedy writes, "The great bulk of black American voters -- upward of 90% -- supported Obama in 2008 and do so today." He might want to reconsider this point based upon more recent data from the Washington Post that states, "New cracks have begun to show in President Obama's support amongst African Americans ... Five months ago, 83 percent of African Americans held 'strongly favorable' views of Obama, but in a new Washington Post-ABC news poll that number has dropped to 58 percent."

Finally, Kennedy writes, African Americans support Obama "because of his party affiliation, his liberal policy preferences, his identification with the African-American community ... his personal attractiveness -- he is uncommonly articulate, handsome, knowledgeable and gracious -- and the fact that with all of the added burdens attendant to his blackness, he was still able to climb the Mount Everest of American politics." 

Contrast Kennedy's assessment of the African-American community's support with how President Obama has demonstrated his solidarity with the Hispanic community. He nominated the first Hispanic female Supreme Court justice. He has supported the Latino community's call for comprehensive immigration reform.

He demonstrated his support to the gay and lesbian community by ending the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy. To signal his support for women and feminists, he signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Even as the tide shifts in the Middle East, the Obama administration continues to provide unambiguous support to Zionist interests in America. These are real policy outcomes, not abstract political sentiments.

Here are some real data for Kennedy and others to consider. The economy started its most recent decline during the administration of George W. Bush. African-American households lost more than half their wealth between 2005 and 2009. If these same "black detractors," as Kennedy describes them, were not wrong to criticize President Bush, why should we sit idly by as the situation grows worse under President Obama? Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, recently said, "If [former President] Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House."

When you support a politician by ignoring the issues you care about and do not hold him or her accountable for what was promised, you get a predictable outcome. You get the failure to address unemployment rates of 18 percent in your community -- and silence about who should be doing something about it.

Dr. Wilmer Leon is the producer-host of the national talk radio show Inside the Issues With Wilmer Leon and a teaching associate in political science at Howard University. You can reach him at wjl3us@yahoo.com. Follow him on Twitter.  

 

 

 

Everyone knows that unemployment has risen for whites and that poverty has risen for all ethnicities. Black unemployment has been about twice the rate of white unemployment and black poverty has been about 3 times the rate of white poverty.....during the BEST of times!!! These economic gaps, as well as a host of other socioeconomic racial inequalities,  have been on the agenda of black leaders and people struggling for equality for decades! Where the fock you Negroes been!!! Black people did not JUST start becoming concerned and pressing representitives and presidents about economic inequality in the last f'ckn 3 years. What planet have you apologist descended from? The FACT of the matter is that the economic racial gaps ARE GETTING WIDER!!! If one white person lost a job for every 10 black people who lost a job, you fake azz "I am concerned about black folks" azz Negroes would still be pointing out that white folks are losing jobs too and no special attention needs to be given to black unemployment and poverty......because Obama said so. F'ck Obama. News flash! Obama is not a microcosm of Black AMerica. Trying to promote the success of Obama does not, has not and will not translate to the success or improvement in the lives of the black masses. In fact, the only way he can be successful in the eyes of America is if he continues to not do a damn thing for black people...no matter how much the economic gaps between whites and blacks widen. So in promoting his ascent, you are promoting our descent. No pesone who truly cared about "black people" would make such a trade....unless out of ignorance.

 

 

I cannot wait to see what you apologetic Negroes going to be saying once the era of Obama is gone. I better not EVER hear any of you apologetic Negroes complaining about what the government should be doing for problems impacting black people. I don't EVER want to hear yaw talking about how the governmen is ignoring black problems or how racist whites are for trying to sweep the black struggle under the rug and pretend like there is no problem.

 

I used to think that some of you Negroes needed to buy a damn vowel so you could figure out what the word is. However, all the damn letter are now visible and some of you Negroes still cannot get the word. Obviously a clue is not going to help.

Originally Posted by SeptimusServerus/kraaal:

I don’t get it

 

 

African America--dot--Org?

 

Can YOU now not see that this is but the pox (willed but will neither stand...) and nature of a diseased and deficient of natural birthing legacy of devils in the throws of last ditch desperation to exercise a 'power' that it now knows it never had (and in reality, never did) as it is no longer the simple global 'majority' (or it's 'money',) but it, and it's seed have been watered out.         

 

This is nothing more than a pink-toed, mayonnaise eatin, bag-pipe 'jiggin', soap deprived krakkka--that is incapable of speaking any words of 'truth', besides the ones that I highlighted above.

 

And that goes for everything.

 

Theexact same goes for his 'brother' maynard j.

 

African America--dot--Org, are WE now obliged to feed the trolls?

  My brotha no disrespect....but!  It's not about feeding the trolls.....focked them!  It's about our culture being ABLE to feed themselves long term.  We have to talk about this.  Unlike massa with his historical pedophile demons....that comes up generations later revealing the monster he and his people really are.  We as African Americans have to deal with this social plague that is destroying our communities across this country RIGHT NOW.  There is no undo button and we can no longer afford to keep our heads in the sand just because we have an ignorant neanderthal spying on our website.  Since this is a public site, we know there are others like him who do the same but prefer not to be known.  He is a non-issue.  Trust me.  Our focus should AND MUST be on the conversation at hand.  But!  I'm just sayin  

 

Brotha Kraal wrote:  I don’t get it, when the proliferation of black Mayors happen to head highly black populated cities throughout the United States black unemployment remained high relative to our white counterparts.  Now with a Black President the Congressional Black Caucus boo hoos about the President and his lack of attention to the problems of black unemployment.  Whom specifically is the CBC talking about?  I wonder if they are they referring to those millions of sagging pants blacks found in every hood in America, the erring wearing tattooed brothers who can’t read and can barely write their own names.  Or perhaps the CBC is referring those the hip hoppers for whom culture rules their world rather than gaining skills for high wage jobs so that their illegitimate black children can have a half of a chance after they get shot dead.  Or maybe the CBC is talking about the nationwide multitude after multitude of young teenage brothers and sisters who didn’t finish high school, have numerous children out of wedlock and are not married, - is the CBC talking about unemployment among these Negroes?

 

  I agree with you in your entire commentary[and for those whitefolks "spying"...here's a known secret...there are many of your children fitting the SAME description and suffering from the angsts of drugs, dropping outta high school, being unemployment/unskilled...pretending to be a tough hoodrat as well...so don't smurk]. 

 

I do have a serious problem with CBC and other black politicans position...since and before we had a black president.  Me personally, I am appauled at their current behavior.  Cuz from where I stand...and I'm speaking again personally....every TIME I ask politicans in the district I hold many programs to fork over some donation money [outta their petty cash]....some of them don't even RESPOND!!!  And then when they are up for election....strangely I get election notifications in the mail....to vote for them that is or donate some money.  WTF?!  But But But!  You wouldn't even consider giving me a thin dime....now you want my time...to vote for WHO?  Not you.  And that's where the cancer begins.  Right there in our community with powerful folks with a gift of gap that move mountains...but won't and don't in the neighborhoods they represent...unless of course there is a public beating....or some other grand slamming public outcry/issue that will ensure future votes...you will see them then and only then.  I know I have. 

 

What we NEED is town meetings in our local neighborhoods with citizens, honest politicans, concern parents, teachers-everybody!  We need to have them REGULARLY.  And we need to have them where they [town meetings] are public-friendly with no hidden agendas.  And talk about the issues with schools, crefews[I had them when I was a kid], jobs,and holding parents/adolescents with personal responsibility to destructive/bad behavior....the whole nine yards.  We need to start there.  And those town meetings can evolve into awareness and power from the ground up causing the social cancer affecting our people to be eradicated.  But!  You can't just zap it out in one gathering.  Oh....no no no.  This is a process that begins in the home evolving into the community and eventually society. It can happen.  We just gotta want it bad enough....but!  I'm just sayin        

Let’s set something strait and cut the BS. Many cities have long standing black mayors due to predominately black populations. When many cities became predominately black and run by blacks, it’s after many white residents and their businesses have abandoned the city, taking their tax base with them. Cities are dependent upon tax revenues to function, provide services and what not, and in fact, when cities turn black the percentage of blacks who WORK for the cities increase.


Let me break it down for you. Cities are just subareas of Metropolitan areas. Principle cities, on average, represent only about 15 to 20% of the Metropolitan area. For example, Metropolitan Atlanta has 5 million people, yet, the city of Atlanta proper, with its black mayor, has only about 500,000. Metropolitan Detroit has 5 million people but the city, with its black mayor, only has 800,000 of that total. News Flash!!! Most jobs are in the SUBURBS!!  When people live in Metropolitan areas they are not bound by municipal border when seeking private sector employment and rarely are they for public sector jobs (it used to be that to work for the city of Detroit you had to be a resident of the city). Thus, when blacks are mayors of cities, how are they going to control whether blacks get hired in the suburbs of those cities, given that’s where most of the jobs are?


I mean, it’s absolutely ludicrous to compare the power and influence of mayors with the power and influence of Presidents. Furthermore, what cities can do is bound by State and Federal laws and guild lines.  The Federal government has the ultimate say and power and this is why issues such as poverty and unemployment are best tackled on the national scale given that it’s a national problem. Would people expect Mayors to be able to solve issues like the legacy and aftermath of slavery and Jim Crow? Generally cities can set aside a certain number of contracts, on a building project or something, for minority contractors or something like that.  

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