The second installment of the Black Politics topic focuses on the first Black President and the effect his presences and policies have had on the Black Community.
The 3 Questions
1. What grade would you give Obama and Why?
2. Do you feel that he has been treated as fair as any other President?
3. Do you feel that President Obama is obligated to do more for Black People?
At approximately 11 PM EST on November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was pronounced President of the United States of America. It was a moment unlike any other in the nation’s history. A Black man not only became the President, but he did it with a message of hope and change rather than reparations and justice. Obama was not involved in the Civil Rights Movement and was even questioned about his “Blackness” in the beginning of his campaign. Still he emerged as leader of the free world and was instantly catapulted into trivia and Black History Month stardom forever. However, the past four years he has been criticized, disrespected, undermined, and has lost the undying support of some Blacks due to the economic recession. At this point, he would be hard pressed to get young Black people to vote for him let alone go door to door to get others to vote for him. Is President Obama contributing to the destruction of the Black Community?
Please write in and respond to our 3 poll questions or post some questions that you would like to see discussed. These questions and more will be addressed during the discussion found on YouTube beginning on 7/22/2012. This video was filmed June 16, 2012.