Dr. Boyce: Let’s Give Black America a Reason to Support President Obama

 

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University – Schoarship in Action

Respected commentator Earl Ofari Hutchinson recently made a set of accurate remarks about the challenges that President Obama faces within the African American community. He cites a recentWashington Post/ABC News poll that shows that there are as many African Americans who are dissatisfied with the president’s performance as there are who are happy with it.

 

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6 responses to “Dr. Boyce: Let’s Give Black America a Reason to Support President Obama

  1. Many Black people don’t know all the specifics of what is really going on in Washington and all the politictical ramfications of their statesmens actions.

  2. Keepitreal

    All I know from Obama is what I faced serving my nation under his Command. When I was racially discriminated against, my complaints went ignored by him. I feel he is out of touch with some members of the African-American community. He shows little concern for African Americans because he is rubbing elbows with the good ol’ boys. He’s safe. He will always have a job, medical insurance, and retirement. In addition, to his constant allowance of the people of Washington to disrespect him. What motivation does the average white man have to respect blacks at all. That’s why we are last to hire, if at all, paid significantly less, and fired first. I wish we as a people would stop putting all this weight into celebrities and look to helping one another.

  3. SapphiresMomma

    Sorry, Dr. Watkins,

    You or anyone else would not have to give me a reason to support our President.

    I support him 100%, and will vote for him in 2012.

    It is strange how some black people hate this president so much and show such disrespect when they did not have the balls to do that to other presidents we have had that did nothing for “them”.

    Did any other president give them their 40 acres and their mule?

    I support President Obama. And in the end, when the Bush Tax cuts are on the table, you will seen how brilliant he is.

    God Bless America and God Bless our President!

  4. WE NEED TO BE PATIENT AND DO WHAT WE CAN DO. IN REALITY, PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS DONE MORE FOR US IN RECENT YEARS THAN ANYONE BEFORE HIM. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AGES THE CONGRESS AND THE SENATE HAS HAD TO DO SOME WORK AND AT LEAST ATTEMPT AT NEGOTIATING. WHEN YOU REALLY TAKE A LOOK, THE SHIFT FROM POLITICS AS USUAL IS OCCURRING, YOU HAVE SEEN MORE INTO THE WHITE HOUSE AND WASHINGTON, AS TO WHAT’S HAPPENING THAN EVER BEFORE. ‘WATCH, PRAY, AND VOTE’!!!

  5. Gayle Davis-Culp

    I’m with Sapphire’sMomma. I support President Obama 100%, and wish him a Happy Birthday, and much encouragement!

  6. Blkpanther

    I will not be supporting President Obama for 2012…I have seen the ratcheting up of the disrespect, racist remarks, and all out hostility we have been receiving as a people as a result of us electing this man to office who will not defend himself or black people…I have not seen him shown any leadership and stand up for himself or black people as a whole…What does raising the debt ceiling and SSN/Medicare/Medicaid have to do with this financial crisis? Absolutely nothing, he allowed himself to be pigeon holed into negotiating away the safety net for most poor people who will not get that “Golden Parachute” when they retire…

    No jobs have been created, but he don’t mind using taxpayers money to fly back to Chitown on 8/3 for a 35.8K a plate fundraiser, who do you think he will listen to the 35.8K check writer or you@$25? I see this big sell off on Wall St with the stock market and the theft of millions of taxpayers in retirement income, these are the same people he’s always pandering to, while allowing them to keep their tax breaks and hide their income in offshore accounts…This is why there is no revenue, if you’re not taking in taxes then there will no income to balance a budget or fund anything…Social Security is self funded and has nothing to do with budget cuts or the debt ceiling and should not have been put on the table…

    I see Gitmo is still open, Eric Holder is not doing anything about racial profiling, police brutality, (Shawn Bell, Oscar Grant) and yet everyone wants to talk about the first African American President…He has time to pander to the Gays/Lesbians with don’t ask don’t tell;Latinos with the Dream Act and A US Supreme Court appointment; Jews also got a Supreme court appt and their guarantee 3 billion of American taxpayers money to construct an apartheid state; Women (mainly white women) got their Lilly Ledbetter Act for fair pay, while blacks are paid an average of .15cents less per dollar than white women…We supported this president with 95% our votes, while he only received 43% of the white votes, that means 57% of them voted for McCain/Palin and you want to question why we’re mad as hell and will not take it anymore?

    We’re going to be in a position when the next white president, which there will be one, gets into office and we ask him to do for us what we don’t want to ask this black president to do, he tell us to get the hell out his face and ask us why did we not ask the black president for what we’re asking him to do and we will deserve it…We are treating this man as if he’s some rock star, while he ignores us as if we have STD…What the hell will it take to get you people to wake the hell up? We’re in a worst financial position than we’ve been in since reconstruction, except there are no plantations, but prisons for us to go back to…

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