Skip to comments.Should President Obama have a Black Agenda for America?
Posted on 03/08/2010 6:04:32 AM PST by Kfobbs
Does PBS host Tavis Smiley have it right in stressing that President Obama should launch a Black Agenda for America? Or is Rev. Al Sharpton, a civil rights activist and one not known for backing away from controversy, correct in proclaiming that Smiley has it all wrong?
Smiley seems more than a little perturbed that some black leaders feel that with the election of the nations first black president coupled with the civil rights anthem of the 1960s We Shall Overcome Someday means Black America has largely overcome.
America particularly African Americans has to focus not on race but...
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Should O have a black agenda? He does....
Should a white president have a white agenda for America?
Right after President Palin announces a “white” or “Alaskan native” agenda.
After which, she won’t have my vote.
Yeah, I’m gonna hold my breath for that...
Since he’s only half black, shouldn’t he only have a half black agenda?
1) I believe they have already received disproportionate amounts.
2) This is all vote buying and is not intended to provide economic help.
First of all...what kind of an agenda are they perposing? The blacks today have so many more educations perks than anyone else, perks in hiring, perks in applying for welfare.
In the future Black America will never have the position to say they achieved having an African-American as a President.
No matter how much its argued, whitewashed or liberal spunned, Obama was never legally POTUS.
Black America will have to do better, get a candidate thats a natural born citizen and not a do-do bird stand-in.
Too much of America firmly believe Obama is in the Whitehouse only out of fear, fear that IF he is removed America will have a racial civil war. Should history be re-written to portray him in a positive though false manner?
I hope not.
He is too busy driving the country into the red with his Pinko agenda to bother with this agenda.
Maybe he could start off small and experiment. Like a Liechtenstein agenda?
Tavis Smiley is a racist that only exists because of public radio. I have listened to his racist blame game when driving long distances.
Obama is an adherer to ‘social justice’ with a focus on wealth redistribution , and a strong supporter of reparations to mend the centuries of ‘white oppression’.
It’s all Obama knows and EVERYTHING he has been taught since birth.
When you step back and look at a mulatto bastard actually instigate that agenda, there seems to be a fair percentage of those that said "yes" begin to question their own idealism or switch to a "no".
The bottom line is (imo .. and I'm probably a racist for thinking this ... ) ....
There are nations on the planet that are black ... and whites aren't that popular or many .... places that are oriental and whites aren't that popular or many ... and etc.
The planet is divided into factions of some kind that have always been and perhaps will always be.
America has been white since the beginning and if the civil rights laws have not been sufficient for some, and the attempts and accomplishments of individual men and women to unite and live without prejudice is not suffient as well .... then those that desire more must get to a powewr position and force their will on the public.
'Cause if a nation doesn't do something voluntarily, and a power stroker wants something to happen ... then he gutta' force the issue
He already does. Take a look at who he has been appointing to Federal offices of every description.
The clear lines from him back to ACORN says it all.
There shouldn’t be any agendas based on race. All reference to race on government forms should be removed. All government programs that specify any race should be eliminated. We are AMERICANS! We should not be identified by our race unless it is HUMAN!
Perhaps it would be better if the President had an “American Agenda” for America...
Just a thought.
he’s black and white and red all over.
Here’s what s/b the black agenda: Drop the hyphen, join society and stop whining.
Why are we always second on the list? Why is our security not give that consideration? Why is it that our own citizens are treated more as a suspect than illegal-law-breaking-criminals who are in this country without permission? Why do gays get special rights? Why do we have schools that are so broken from the top down that they do not even come close to the schools pre-65? WHY WHY WHY?
Because WE HAVE ALLOWED it. I am reminded of a scene in full metal jacket where the gunny was yelling at Joke about not stomping private pyles guts out. WHY are these liberals in charge? Why have we allowed these scum liberals to ruin our country??? WHY ARE WE NOT STOMPING THOS ELIBERALS GUTS OUT????
America has a black agenda already - it’s called the NBA.
Yep. All boils down to a single word: REPARATIONS
The second, the belief that Big Government is the only thing that can save Black Americans is the same baseless plea we've been hearing for fifty years or more. The failure of LBJ's Great Society of the sixties should have crushed any new arguments for its re-creation.
Every policy and program has been defacto reparations.
Just examine who’s gettin’ and who’s payin’.
You obviously don't believe in the "out of africa" theory then do you?
Of course. Even in healthcare, you can look at the mandate as a transfer. Everyone has to "purchase" insurance, but for many of the Obama clients, the purchase price is near zero. That's a transfer by a different name.
Theres been a black agenda since LBJ’s “Great Society”. Still ain’t enuff.
Sure, just like President Bush should have had a White Agenda...
Jesus H, this “post-racial” nonsense is the worst I’ve ever seen it, and I grew up during segregation.
Technically, he’s not ‘black’ either. He’s our first BI-RACIAL president.
I don’t know what it is .... I know it is a movie, but I never saw it.
Dear Travis Smiley,
The only thing missing from Barry’s Black Agenda is slave ships for Whitey’s trip back to Europe.
A significant number of blacks won't be satisfied until they own plantations with white slaves. They think that they are "owed". Of course, once they get the "plantation", they burn it down...see Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Detroit.
The “out of Africa” theory is the theory that all the world’s people originated in Africa and eventually spread out to the rest of the world. Then basically all the physical differences in the populations of the world is attributed to adaption to the environment.
He does have a ‘black agenda’-as in black crepe for mourning.
If it’s truly vote buying, why would they bother buying what they already own? There’s no way Obamao is losing substantial amounts of the black vote.
To your 36 ... Nope ... I don’t agree with that.
Well isn’t destroying our economy to get more voters on federal welfare a black agenda by another name?
“Since hes only half black, shouldnt he only have a half black agenda?”
He spends half his time planning vast projects so naturally he should have a half-vast agenda...as he does.