Skip to comments.Waters to Obama aide: Say 'black'
Posted on 08/23/2011 9:04:03 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Waters to Obama aide: Say 'black' By: Jennifer Epstein August 23, 2011 11:11 AM EDT
Rep. Maxine Waters and other black leaders lobbed heated questions at one of President Barack Obamas top jobs advisers Monday, pressing him to confirm the White House is focusing on creating jobs in struggling African-American communities and to say the word black.
Don Graves, the executive director of the Presidents Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, said at a nighttime forum at a black church in Miami that the president is focused on every community across the country, The Miami Herald reported.
But when he added that certain communities have been hit harder than other communities, Waters pushed him. Let me hear you say black, the California Democrat said.
As the crowd cheered, The Washington Post said in its report on the Congressional Black Caucus-sponsored event, Graves quietly said: black, African-American, Latino were going to focus on getting people back to work.
The approach that assisting all communities helps African-Americans get jobs is a bunch of bull, Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.) said, according to the Post. Later, she asked Graves whether he would help shuttle dozens of pieces of jobs legislation authored by CBC members to the president so he could enact them using executive authority.
You all dont need to go through me to get to the president, Graves said.
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The biggest racial problems in this country will not be blacks vs white, but it will be blacks vs. latinos.
That's racist! And I don't mean that as a joke.
I am thoroughly sick of Kerosene Maxine.
Like all empty suits he knows how to CYA. He’s not going to alienate the white, independent voters before the election.
That remark COULD be interpreted as Mr. Graves throwing his boss under the bus...
yeah, it's a riot (no pun intended). the latinos work too hard for too little, and can't be encumbered by any "white guilt."
The good thing about ozero being prez is that it is highlighting for all of the ignoramuses to see what a bunch of racist pigs the africans are. We really, really need a divorce from liberals.
All make work jobs end.
Waste of money.
In addition to that, there are already dozens and dozens of operating job training programs. How is it black constituents, evidently, don’t want to enter these federal programs?
Oh, right, now I remember. That want a handout, not a hand.
Marxine for short.
Well, that'd make a world of sense, since so many of them are struggling for no-skill, minimum wage jobs.
What I wonder, though, is folks with lesser reasoning ability (and by that I mean folks who haven't accumulated any skills, not ALL blacks and latinos) are more susceptible to mob mentality. You can whip those folks up into a frenzy by sloganeering, imagery, and unsubstantiated claims. The dems have been doing this forever.
If I'm some La Raza grand dragon (or whatever they call themselves), the "black community" doesn't really have anything that I want. But whitey sure does!
The day the black community is numerically overtaken by latinos, Somali, or eastern europeans in America is the day Obama and the DNC have no mo’ use for black folks.
How about he says “brown” or “ biracial”
I was taught in college that it is not possible for a person of color to be a racist, only white people have the political and economic power to be racist.
So, cracker, apologize and then shut up, you racist!
2010 census states that Hispanic and/or Latinos make up 16.3% and Black and/or African-American make up 12.6%.
That leaves only one option for the race-hustler/politics-of-victim-hood crowd -- they must 'hate' on Hispanics with all their might.
I am convinced that if any of the alleged leaders of the GOP had more than two brain cells to rub together, they could mount a campaign that would lock up a minimum of 50% of the Latino vote within two election cycles -- simply by NEVER missing an opportunity to point out that the average Hispanic 'works too hard for too little', and that huge numbers of the so-called 'progressives'/democrats shamelessly who pander to them actually despise them for it.
Since she's considerably more well off than I am, with the political power to boot, I'll stick to my statement. In any event, how do you know I'm a Cracker?
“The biggest racial problems in this country will not be blacks vs white, but it will be blacks vs. latinos.”
You are correct. I have often heard Mexican people make non flattering remarks about black people. The Mexicans don’t have white guilt.
With you there. Been saying it for years, through every campaign on FR to paint 'em all as 'illeguls.'
That’s the dirty little secret “down south”. I know when I moved down south from the north, I was expecting black/white racisim. Nope, it was black/mexicans. Blacks and whites really had no issues so to speak. Real eye opener.
What Kerosene Maxine wants is REPARATIONS. Nothing more, and certainly nothing less.
Not just blacks vs. latinos. It will be blacks vs. whites, latinos, asians, indians, everybody including blacks themselves.
The problem w/ job training is the expectation that youll get a job once the course has run. I think thats the big show stopper for the majority. The few remaining would have to commute well away from their community. That is, no sane business would locate in these communities b/c of crime and lack of qualified workforce. We could dump endless buckets of $ into the problem never to see a return. In fact the problems usually get much worse. Anyone w/ a brain understands these programs enslave more than liberate.
Can you believe this lunacy? I think its hysterical. Obama has so conditioned himself to be superficially appealing to middle America that I bet he stuttered and stammered and barely got the word out. Kinda like Fonzi saying he was sorry on the old Happy Days show.
And yet . . . he'll get 90% of the black vote in 2012.
So, if you ask me, it's their own fault.
They need to figure out that the key to political power is not following the same old party time after time after time.
I think they were be facetious.
Wow... she just absolutely came out, unambiguously, and stated that the government should have specific programs for “blacks”...
equal protection anyone?
Lazamataz: Yas Miss Massah, YES'M, I say dat word for ya. Black. I say day word all day long for my Massah. Black, black, black. It be a privlege to be sayin' dat word for Miss Lady Massah, it is, O LAWDY how I am blessed!
Nobody wants to work in that community - not among the younger people. That would be acting white. Heaven forbid!
Once upon a time, I would get people into the CETA program(during the Nixon years). It was garbage.
One year later, people would call looking for another job.
The government has had specific programs for Blacks for decades. What’s new here?
Whatever happened to her corruption investigation? She’s not even smart enough to keep a low profile.
Previously, they’ve couched it as “minority programs”, which often benefitted white women as much as anyone.
I’m not certain, but I’d bet you’d be hard pressed to find any legislation that states “this benefit is for blacks only”.
I’ve heard that over and over...Obama’s done nothing for the black community. But I say...what’s he to do for the black community? Whatever it is that would satisfy them (and they typically act as though they’re never satisfied), would probably tick off the majority of the population. They want wealth distribution - free rent, free food, free transporation, free medical care, free education, they want everything for free, because IMHO at the very core of the black race in America is the victim mentality that believes they are owed all those things because of what happened to their ancestors. Until the black community accepts the fact that they are no longer owed anything because of the past, and that they need to be responsible and to work like everybody else for a better life for they and their children’s future, nothing is ever going to change. It’s only going to get worse, especially in light of the fact that an estimated 70% of black babies are born to young, single mothers. It’s a disaster-in-the making. Just think of what’s going to happen so long as the black community continues with this trend, once the current older-generation of responsible African-Americans dies off. They are the last of those to set an example for their black community offspring, and once they are gone, the majority of blacks IMHO will not want to assimilate in with what they perceive as the “white” man’s culture. I hope I’m wrong, but it doesn’t take a genius or even a Harvard grad to see the direction our country is headed.
“Paging Putney Swope, sistahs in the Black Room, sistahs in the Black Room.”
Affirmative Action was what I referred to. While it was written against discrimination against race, religion or national origin, it focused (one could say its purpose) on race more than anything and has been recognized as such ever since.
Waters is assuming they want jobs
I think summo’ ‘dat Obama Money would be just as good
Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)
May 1, 2009
Fidel Castro, wearing an American and Cuban flag pin on his lapel, with Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.) Photo courtesy of Rep. Laura Richardson's office.
image signals a thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations after limits on family visits imposed by the Bush administration were dropped by President Obama April 13
I believe that Maxine is attempting to certify and re-inforce her street creds in an attempt to reward her supporters who stuck by her through the fraud accusations, or graft, whatever it was with her husband and their bank.
Very true. I pray one day someone can put Waters in her place and not be afraid to speak the truth to her about her demagoguery and about how black people need to seriously change their culture.
Translation of the Report: The conquest is not proceeding fast enough and the fruits thereof are not being distributed as quickly as we wish.
I understand your reference, and the intent of the law was to benefit blacks more than any other demographic,
but the result was that “other” demographics were able to take advantage of it, because they weren’t bold enough when the AA laws were written to say “this is only for blacks”.
This is what Marxine wants done. She doesn’t want “minority” set-asides and benefits, she wants “Black” set-asides and benefits.
Except that was what was wanted when Kennedy enacted AA in 1961. Only, as you say, they weren't bold enough to state it up front. Remember, it led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which can be said to be even more geared toward Blacks. All-in-all, I think it can safely be said we have had legislation aimed toward the Black community since the Kennedy Administration.
Of course, it's a different environment today, and a Maxine Waters can get away with such remarks. After all, as someone posted in response to me above, only Whites can be burdened with the label of bigot.
Cold, dead eyes. Perpetually downturned mouth. This is one VILE woman, er, human?!
“Later, she asked Graves whether he would help shuttle dozens of pieces of jobs legislation authored by CBC members to the president so he could enact them using executive authority.”
Can’t type what I am thinking. :(
This is what Marxine wants done. She doesnt want minority set-asides and benefits, she wants Black set-asides and benefits
Absolutly, you got it exatly right, and most of the AA politicos knows it and are working towards it
Hmmmph. So Maxine prefers “Black” to “African American”... I do too, but now I feel dirty.