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Dr. Boyce: Are Black People the New Political Orphans of America?

 

 

by Dr. Boyce Watkins

Prepping for another run for the White House, President Obama recently launched a campaign to target black voters.

“I don’t think there’s a better time than African-American history month to consider the tremendous progress we’ve made through the sacrifices of so many, or a better time to recommit to the challenges we face right now,” said Obama in a video to his supporters.

It is expected that the Democrats would work to shore up their black base right before the president’s bid for re-election. What is also expected is the dampened enthusiasm among black voters, who are facing 15.8% unemployment and rapidly declining wealth levels. The black unemployment number is more than double that of white Americans, which stands at 7.5%. Throughout the Obama presidency, white unemployment has improved, while black unemployment has gotten markedly worse.

via Are Black People the New Political Orphans of America? | News One.

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