Skip to comments.NAACP President Says Black People Are Worse Under President Obama
Posted on 01/31/2013 10:14:50 AM PST by nickcarraway
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous is known for making headlines, and hes at it again. In an interview with David Gregory on Meet The Press, Jealous said that African Americans are doing worse under President Obama than under President Bush.
When you look at joblessness in this country, the countrys back to pretty much where it was when this president started, he said. White people in this country are doing a bit better. Black people are doing far worse.
Now that election season is over, its clear that the honeymoon between the Obama administration and the NAACP is over. Jealous referred that the latest Department of Labor statics, which reveal that the black jobless rate was up from 12.9 percent to 14 percent in December. And back when President Obama first took office, unemployment rate in the U.S. was below 8 percent, but among Blacks it was 12.7 percent.
Jealous also blamed Congress for being uncooperative in President Obamas efforts to benefit struggling communities.
With this president having said to us we need to invest in strategies to lift all boats, now that some boats are clearly more stuck, the question is will Congress join him in getting those boats unstuck, too, he said.
Other vocal critics of President Obama include Rev. Al Sharpton, Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West, who have all spoke publicly about what they feel is a lack of concern for African-American issues. Sharpton has teamed up with the National Urban League to push the POTUS to create an urban jobs plan.
In response to the criticism that hes not tackling enough Black issues, President Obama told Black Enterprise magazine in August, Im not the president of Black America. Im the president of the United States of America.
Do you agree? Should President Obama do more to help the unemployment rate in the Black community?
I’d say to this guy to just stuff it....you got what you wanted, you and your minions....enjoy it now...
how are they worse off. they voted for free stuff and they’re getting free stuff. If they actually voted for the best person for the job, regardless of skin color, Obama would still be agitating in the most dangerous ward in the deadliest city in the USA.
To the woodshed for you, Mr. Jealous!
The child-man won’t tolerate actin’ white...
Confucius say dog that bites own tail have hairy mouth
You think things are bad now, bro, wait two years until 0bamaCare has fully kicked in.
I think he means white people who work for government in DC.
Just making your great point even more factual.
And your welcome.
Hope and Changy thing not working to good huh?
They’re more uppity?
NAACP members need to take the Black History Test:
(every damned one of them will FAIL.)
Benjamin is just another fool that bought off on the promise of “shovel ready jobs”. LMAO @ these idiots.
For all I care, the folks that supported Obama can eat from dumpsters and live the life of slaves.... a life THEY have chosen.
Whites, blacks, browns, fools of any color, have made their beds, screwed America and will never get ANY sympathy from me.
Cry me a friggin river NAACP. He made it worse for blacks over the last 4 years yet you covered for him in the last election. Just expect it to be much worse.
You deserve the damage he does to your race. You got what you wanted. Now go live with it.
“Maybe Roberts knew what he was doing after all.”
There’s no doubt that Roberts knew what he was doing. The problem is that we the people did not know what he was doing - and we still don’t.....
I’m glad someone else saw that...
The title caused a bit of a smirk.
How can that be!? But they’ll still vote for dip$hit again anyway!
So, it’s the White Man’s fault, keeping the bruthas down.
You voted for him because he was BLACK-—NOT because he knew what he was doing to help you.
Of course they are- and it is going to get worse. The government elite is out to make the lemmings into labor slaves.
Stupid- Dummies. I am so sick of their lust for hand outs and “revenge”, that is in turn making them into government robots.. while they point the fingers at conservatives for destroying their families and lifestyles.
It is the conservatives who have been fighting for their freedoms, along with our freedoms.
United we stand, Divided THEY fall- because I am not going down like that.
That’s because his evil white half has taken control of him.
Wait until his black half takes over...