Skip to comments.Has Obama Failed Black Americans on Jobs?
Posted on 05/03/2013 5:17:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The U.S. economy appears to rebound for everyone but African Americans
After a dismal showing in March, when fewer than 90,000 jobs were reported created, the April jobs report is being billed as a comeback of sorts for the U.S. economy: There were 165,000 jobs added, while unemployment fell to 7.5 percent, the lowest rate since December 2008, just after the economic collapse. Other good news from this month's report: a revision of previous reports. Though it was previously reported that only 88,000 jobs had been added in March, it is now being reported that 138,000 jobs were actually added.
But in disturbing news, the unemployment rate for African Americans remains at 13.2 percent. Reports from March indicate that more than half of African-American men without a high school diploma are unemployed. Yet the nationwide rate for those without high school diplomas is just 11.6 percent.
Last year, in an interview with The Root, as black unemployment hovered near the 14 percent mark, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), then chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that black Americans were giving President Obama a "pass" on poor handling of unemployment within the community. "Well, I'm supposed to say he doesn't get a pass, but I'm not going to say that," he said.
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He has failed ALL Americans..
He’s failed everyone on jobs. Apart from communists seeking cabinet positions. They’ve done great.
yeah, but they can pick up their tenth Obamaphone now
Of course, he never had any intention of succeeding..
Do black Americans want jobs?
Are they serious?
yes yes they do xtra money and free stuff who wouldnt want a job
Obama is like a housefly —he craps on everything he touches.
The kenyan pig doesn’t give a fat RATZ patootie about black Americans.
Probably, his personal opinion of black Americans is just like all other black Africans: “Stupid buggers, let em fend for themselves. We exported them once, hope they never come back.”
(This is NOT “speculation” on my part, spent a lot of time in other countries, know lots of black Africans. Its not pleasant how they think.)
So to think that he would care about black Americans, is an exercise in stupidity.
Obama’s failed everybody on jobs.... Except for his personal buddies.
Good dang question and I know the real answer to that.
Obama pretends to be a black American, so blacks will support him. Obama is really a brown muslim Arab. Arabs still enslave blacks.
He has failed ALL Americans..
That's the real truth.
He has not failed them on jobs. They didn’t want jobs.
He has failed them on benefits. They want benefits, and he has only done a haff-assed job of getting them for them. It seems, though, that all he has to do is promise benefits, and make them feel respected (by calling them “middle-class”, etc) — and they’ll still believe he walks on watermelon.
Blacks are yesterday’s news and are in the voter bag at 95%. Next minority for ruin and control is Hispanics.
America failed when it elected this Socialist idiot.
You beat me to it.
Obama is being supported by all the usual critics on the sidelines.
All of the media is not only on his side, but they are BOUND AND DETERMINED to be on his side.
The amount of bias we are witnessing is historic.
Truly. Beyond any measure previously. Our media has become on que, a massive bunch of Obama people.
I for one am getting tired of it. We now look to our own party and start to look for competition.
And find, ...
The better question is “is there a demographic he hasn’t failed?”