Black People Politics : I'm doing the best I can for blacks, President Obama says

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President Obama rejected criticism yesterday that he isn't doing enough to help black Americans.

"Is there grumbling?" Obama said. "Of course, there's grumbling, because we just went through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression."

Interviewed by American Urban Radio Networks, Obama got defensive when asked to react to actor/activist Danny Glover's complaint that he is failing blacks.

"If you want me to line up all the black actors, for example, who support me and put them on one side of the room and a couple who are grumbling on the other, I'm happy to have that," Obama said.

Several black legislators say Obama must do more for recession-stricken minorities.

Some 15.6% of blacks nationwide are out of work, compared with the overall 10% unemployment rate.

"The only thing I cannot do is, by law, I cannot pass laws that say 'I'm just helping black folks.' I'm the President of the entire United States," Obama said. "What I can do is make sure that I am passing laws that help all people, particularly those who are most vulnerable and most in need."

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President Obama rejected criticism yesterday that he isn't doing enough to help black Americans.

"Is there grumbling?" Obama said. "Of course, there's grumbling, because we just went through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression."

Interviewed by American Urban Radio Networks, Obama got defensive when asked to react to actor/activist Danny Glover's complaint that he is failing blacks.

"If you want me to line up all the black actors, for example, who support me and put them on one side of the room and a couple who are grumbling on the other, I'm happy to have that," Obama said.

Several black legislators say Obama must do more for recession-stricken minorities.

Some 15.6% of blacks nationwide are out of work, compared with the overall 10% unemployment rate.

"The only thing I cannot do is, by law, I cannot pass laws that say 'I'm just helping black folks.' I'm the President of the entire United States," Obama said. "What I can do is make sure that I am passing laws that help all people, particularly those who are most vulnerable and most in need."

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/pol..._i_can_for_blacks_bam_says.html#ixzz0hUwl4UkG
we are here

1 The bailouts leaving no money for infrastructure and the basic services that we pay our taxes for effects every Black community

2 Placeing an idiot that said dumping toxic waste in Africa would be colas well as planing the destruction of jobs, savings and honest mortgages in the Black community by destroying Glass Steagall, and implementing GAAT and NAFTA, at the helm of the nations economic control, did not help, but actually hurt the Black community globally

3 AFRICOM; will basically recolonize Africa for the benefit of the funders o global White Supremacy

4 Not making the importation of hard drugs like cocaine and heroin powders, or liquid solutions into the nation a National Security ish, the way Kennedy did,
seriously effects the Black flight of business and middle class Blacks from the Black communities leaving only the working class and poor to deal with drug gangs as the police enjoy payoffs and fat envelopes

4 A Health bill that glorifies the neocon dream by putting the devilish HMOs on a pedestal and puts a gun to every Black persons head and says they must serve this new master or else, as well as reject a public option.

5 an energy plan that say that coal is clean and nukes are cool after 40 years of reseach that validates that the gov and industry have a hsbit of dumping toxic wastes adjacent to Black rural communities

6 a education plan that gives the neocons pleasure by returning Jim Crow to schools via defacto privatization, and separate, but darn sure unequal education,
as well as giving the pentagon accesss to the school records of innercity children, a ploy that even Hitler did not think of

When any appointments, policy or legislature hurts the majority of American citizens,
we as Africans in this Wilderness are dispraportionately effected and even more so with this economic Katrina on the horizon
 

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You know, if Pres. Obama were to record that song, he'd make a nice bit of change.
 

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