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Has Obama Failed Black Americans on Jobs?
The Root ^ | 5/3/2013 | Keli Goff

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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1 posted on 05/03/2013 5:17:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

He has failed ALL Americans..


2 posted on 05/03/2013 5:18:35 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: nickcarraway

He’s failed everyone on jobs. Apart from communists seeking cabinet positions. They’ve done great.


3 posted on 05/03/2013 5:18:37 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: nickcarraway

yeah, but they can pick up their tenth Obamaphone now


4 posted on 05/03/2013 5:19:04 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: cardinal4

Of course, he never had any intention of succeeding..


5 posted on 05/03/2013 5:19:15 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: nickcarraway

Do black Americans want jobs?


6 posted on 05/03/2013 5:21:13 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: nickcarraway

Are they serious?


7 posted on 05/03/2013 5:23:17 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: Tax-chick

yes yes they do xtra money and free stuff who wouldnt want a job


8 posted on 05/03/2013 5:24:54 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: nickcarraway

Obama is like a housefly —he craps on everything he touches.


9 posted on 05/03/2013 5:27:12 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: cardinal4

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.


10 posted on 05/03/2013 5:29:18 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: nickcarraway

Obama’s failed everybody on jobs.... Except for his personal buddies.


11 posted on 05/03/2013 5:29:30 PM PDT by Bullish (May the time soon come when Obamunism is only spoken of in hell.)
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To: Tax-chick
Do black Americans want jobs?

Good dang question and I know the real answer to that.

12 posted on 05/03/2013 5:34:45 PM PDT by Bullish (May the time soon come when Obamunism is only spoken of in hell.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Obama pretends to be a black American, so blacks will support him. Obama is really a brown muslim Arab. Arabs still enslave blacks.


13 posted on 05/03/2013 5:51:53 PM PDT by abclily
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Please don't let this happen.

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14 posted on 05/03/2013 5:58:33 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: cardinal4
Black people have failed themselves on jobs. It's time we stop making excuses. I know, I've made some major mistakes and I'm slowly working my way out of them.

He has failed ALL Americans..

That's the real truth.

15 posted on 05/03/2013 5:59:14 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: nickcarraway

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.


16 posted on 05/03/2013 6:00:16 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU...)
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To: nickcarraway

Blacks are yesterday’s news and are in the voter bag at 95%. Next minority for ruin and control is Hispanics.


17 posted on 05/03/2013 6:03:22 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (You don't have to be stupid to become a Progressive, but it does speed up the process.)
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To: nickcarraway

America failed when it elected this Socialist idiot.


18 posted on 05/03/2013 6:16:05 PM PDT by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: cardinal4

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, ...

(looking.)

Nobody yet.


19 posted on 05/03/2013 6:21:05 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: nickcarraway

The better question is “is there a demographic he hasn’t failed?”


20 posted on 05/03/2013 6:25:48 PM PDT by Spok
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To: nickcarraway

“Has Obama Failed Black Americans on Jobs?”

I don’t think so. He’s got his 60 IQ black savages running all around Michigan Avenue in Chicago working at stealing stuff.


21 posted on 05/03/2013 6:30:43 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: nickcarraway

who cares as long as he can stick it to white america....


22 posted on 05/03/2013 6:36:46 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: nickcarraway

Think about this. If you had three kids, two of them under four years old and the generous American taxpayers provided you with: an EBT card with $400 worth of food stamps per month, government assisted housing so your rent was $5/month, government assistance with your heating bill, WIC for your younger kids, free HeadStart for your little kids, free breakfast, lunch and dinner at school for your older kids, a nobamaphone with 250 free minutes per month, or maybe two or three depending on how much you want to lie, etc., what possible motivation would you have to go get a job? Oh, I forgot, weekly unemployment benefits for almost two years.


23 posted on 05/03/2013 7:00:27 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: nickcarraway
Has Obama Failed Black Americans on Jobs?

As a demographic, they have failed themselves. They just can't let go of that ghetto mentality.

24 posted on 05/03/2013 7:27:29 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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Wouldn’t it be easier to list the few Democrat programs that have helped Black America?


25 posted on 05/03/2013 7:28:41 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Tax-chick

Yes, if it were necessary.


26 posted on 05/03/2013 7:32:06 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Sarajevo

Yeah, the ghetto mentality created by Johnson’s Great Society that tore apart the black families and decimated the black small businesses.


27 posted on 05/03/2013 7:47:44 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: Tax-chick

How do you even have time to post?!


28 posted on 05/03/2013 7:56:05 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: rabidralph

Between children insisting they need to “check their email.” (This always seems to involve Youtube.)


29 posted on 05/04/2013 3:29:33 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: Sarajevo

Downtown Newark N.J. the streets are crowded with unemployed blacks.In the midstof the aimless unemployed, new structures like fire halls and public housing units along with capital infrastructure and roadway improvements are being constructed with hispanic labor.


30 posted on 05/04/2013 5:34:50 AM PDT by albertabound
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To: Tax-chick

LOL! God bless you and your growing family!


31 posted on 05/04/2013 5:58:46 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: Tax-chick

Jobs? I think Black Americans settled cell phones.


32 posted on 05/04/2013 6:00:45 AM PDT by tioga
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To: rabidralph

Thanks! The baby is in a climbing phase, so I’m on FR for about a minute at a time before I hear her calling, “I did it!” and it’s time to rush to the rescue.


33 posted on 05/04/2013 6:36:14 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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