Has Obama Failed Black Americans on Jobs?

Drew_AliDrew_Ali Posts: 1,403
edited May 2013 in For The Grown & Sexy
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. "Look, as the chair of the Black Caucus, I've got to tell you, we are always hesitant to criticize the president. With 14 percent [black] unemployment (pdf), if we had a white president, we'd be marching around the White House."

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  • NIKE...NIKE... Posts: 3,742 ✭✭✭✭✭
    hokashi wrote: »
    Obama didn't tell them to drop out of school.
    Sometimes people put them selves in shitty siuations

    NoirWhoisDonG???
  • ZydecoShawtyZydecoShawty Posts: 1,141 ✭✭✭✭
    a.mann wrote: »
    you can't have threads of this nature
    without the people having knowledge of certain "details" (unless you are intentionally being disingenuous):

    Agreed, it's like some people on this board don't understand how Congress works and they operate under this impression that no other people in Washington can be held accountable towards putting people back to work except the President. Cause if Obama just executive ordered his way pass the Congress the same Republicans bitches in Congress and Fox News would be yelling impeachment because Obama is acting like a King.

    B_Aa.mannTheIraqKat
  • Drew_AliDrew_Ali Posts: 1,403
    Yes...... He could do better
    a.mann wrote: »
    you can't have threads of this nature
    without the people having knowledge of certain "details" (unless you are intentionally being disingenuous):

    Not being disingenuous, this was re-posted from the root.com.........

    People should have a general knowledge of political activity..........

    Regardless of his opposition.......

    The buck stops at his office...........

    He has yet to address unemployment in African American communities..........


  • ZydecoShawtyZydecoShawty Posts: 1,141 ✭✭✭✭
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    you can't have threads of this nature
    without the people having knowledge of certain "details" (unless you are intentionally being disingenuous):

    Not being disingenuous, this was re-posted from the root.com.........

    People should have a general knowledge of political activity..........

    Regardless of his opposition.......

    The buck stops at his office...........

    He has yet to address unemployment in African American communities..........


    You are...

    NoirLurker6
  • Drew_AliDrew_Ali Posts: 1,403
    Yes...... He could do better
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    you can't have threads of this nature
    without the people having knowledge of certain "details" (unless you are intentionally being disingenuous):

    Not being disingenuous, this was re-posted from the root.com.........

    People should have a general knowledge of political activity..........

    Regardless of his opposition.......

    The buck stops at his office...........

    He has yet to address unemployment in African American communities..........


    You are...

    How so?????


  • DRO_BANKSDRO_BANKS Posts: 11,236 ✭✭✭✭✭
    DOG.. ITS TOOOO LATE ON A FRIDAY NIGHT FOR A THREAD LIKE THIS
    WishboneJones
  • ZydecoShawtyZydecoShawty Posts: 1,141 ✭✭✭✭
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    you can't have threads of this nature
    without the people having knowledge of certain "details" (unless you are intentionally being disingenuous):

    Not being disingenuous, this was re-posted from the root.com.........

    People should have a general knowledge of political activity..........

    Regardless of his opposition.......

    The buck stops at his office...........

    He has yet to address unemployment in African American communities..........


    You are...

    How so?????


    You said the buck stops at his office but the President can't executive order his way pass a Republican Congress determined not to let anything on his agenda get done.

    merchant of dreams
  • Louis CipherLouis Cipher Posts: 4,020 ✭✭✭✭✭
    a.mann wrote: »
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    you can't have threads of this nature
    without the people having knowledge of certain "details" (unless you are intentionally being disingenuous):

    Not being disingenuous, this was re-posted from the root.com.........

    People should have a general knowledge of political activity..........

    Regardless of his opposition.......

    The buck stops at his office...........

    He has yet to address unemployment in African American communities..........

    then willfully ignorant

    here in the US we have this group of folks called "Congress"

    that $60 billion bill Obama sent to them to approve on building and repairing roads, rail lines and other infrastructure
    in this country would have put many qualified people in African American communities to work in good paying jobs. (unless you feel the UNQUALIFIED should be rewarded also??? )


    the bolded says it all...

    T/S and people like him regurgitate the same shit over and over...Obama is not King...he isnt a one man govt...

    Drew_AliLurker6
  • Drew_AliDrew_Ali Posts: 1,403
    Yes...... He could do better
    a.mann wrote: »
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    you can't have threads of this nature
    without the people having knowledge of certain "details" (unless you are intentionally being disingenuous):

    Not being disingenuous, this was re-posted from the root.com.........

    People should have a general knowledge of political activity..........

    Regardless of his opposition.......

    The buck stops at his office...........

    He has yet to address unemployment in African American communities..........

    then willfully ignorant

    here in the US we have this group of folks called "Congress"

    that $60 billion bill Obama sent to them to approve on building and repairing roads, rail lines and other infrastructure
    in this country would have put many qualified people in African American communities to work in good paying jobs. (unless you feel the UNQUALIFIED should be rewarded also??? )


    I am familiar with the way this government is structured........

    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    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. "Look, as the chair of the Black Caucus, I've got to tell you, we are always hesitant to criticize the president. With 14 percent [black] unemployment (pdf), if we had a white president, we'd be marching around the White House."

    http://www.theroot.com/blogs/blogging-beltway/has-obama-failed-black-americans-jobs?wpisrc=root_more_news

    tumblr_md1kgg1UtV1rnz1gso1_500.gif

    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    you can't have threads of this nature
    without the people having knowledge of certain "details" (unless you are intentionally being disingenuous):

    Not being disingenuous, this was re-posted from the root.com.........

    People should have a general knowledge of political activity..........

    Regardless of his opposition.......

    The buck stops at his office...........

    He has yet to address unemployment in African American communities..........


    You are...

    How so?????


    You said the buck stops at his office but the President can't executive order his way pass a Republican Congress determined not to let anything on his agenda get done.

    The "buck" does stop with the commander in chief.............

    It is his job to do what is necessary to assure that his agenda is successful.........



  • Ioniz3dSPIRITZIoniz3dSPIRITZ Posts: 3,985 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes...... He could do better
    Could he do better?

    I dont fucking know. I do know one thing though. If you cant find a company to work for then start your own. Quit relying on the president(white or black).

    Depend on yourself.

    lol easier said then done. It's not easy being a small business owner nowadays
  • Louis CipherLouis Cipher Posts: 4,020 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    you can't have threads of this nature
    without the people having knowledge of certain "details" (unless you are intentionally being disingenuous):

    Not being disingenuous, this was re-posted from the root.com.........

    People should have a general knowledge of political activity..........

    Regardless of his opposition.......

    The buck stops at his office...........

    He has yet to address unemployment in African American communities..........

    then willfully ignorant

    here in the US we have this group of folks called "Congress"

    that $60 billion bill Obama sent to them to approve on building and repairing roads, rail lines and other infrastructure
    in this country would have put many qualified people in African American communities to work in good paying jobs. (unless you feel the UNQUALIFIED should be rewarded also??? )


    I am familiar with the way this government is structured........

    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    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. "Look, as the chair of the Black Caucus, I've got to tell you, we are always hesitant to criticize the president. With 14 percent [black] unemployment (pdf), if we had a white president, we'd be marching around the White House."

    http://www.theroot.com/blogs/blogging-beltway/has-obama-failed-black-americans-jobs?wpisrc=root_more_news

    tumblr_md1kgg1UtV1rnz1gso1_500.gif

    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    you can't have threads of this nature
    without the people having knowledge of certain "details" (unless you are intentionally being disingenuous):

    Not being disingenuous, this was re-posted from the root.com.........

    People should have a general knowledge of political activity..........

    Regardless of his opposition.......

    The buck stops at his office...........

    He has yet to address unemployment in African American communities..........


    You are...

    How so?????


    You said the buck stops at his office but the President can't executive order his way pass a Republican Congress determined not to let anything on his agenda get done.

    The "buck" does stop with the commander in chief.............

    It is his job to do what is necessary to assure that his agenda is successful.........



    explain how a black president...is gonna push his agenda to put black americans to work (since you seem to think he is president of only black america) thru a republican congress?

    they stripped down his health care bill to almost nothing...and are still trying to repeal what did pass....but they are gonna be all for putting our black asses to work? this what you think?
    merchant of dreamsDarth Sidious
  • Louis CipherLouis Cipher Posts: 4,020 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    you can't have threads of this nature
    without the people having knowledge of certain "details" (unless you are intentionally being disingenuous):

    Not being disingenuous, this was re-posted from the root.com.........

    People should have a general knowledge of political activity..........

    Regardless of his opposition.......

    The buck stops at his office...........

    He has yet to address unemployment in African American communities..........

    then willfully ignorant

    here in the US we have this group of folks called "Congress"

    that $60 billion bill Obama sent to them to approve on building and repairing roads, rail lines and other infrastructure
    in this country would have put many qualified people in African American communities to work in good paying jobs. (unless you feel the UNQUALIFIED should be rewarded also??? )


    I am familiar with the way this government is structured........

    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    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. "Look, as the chair of the Black Caucus, I've got to tell you, we are always hesitant to criticize the president. With 14 percent [black] unemployment (pdf), if we had a white president, we'd be marching around the White House."

    http://www.theroot.com/blogs/blogging-beltway/has-obama-failed-black-americans-jobs?wpisrc=root_more_news

    tumblr_md1kgg1UtV1rnz1gso1_500.gif

    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    you can't have threads of this nature
    without the people having knowledge of certain "details" (unless you are intentionally being disingenuous):

    Not being disingenuous, this was re-posted from the root.com.........

    People should have a general knowledge of political activity..........

    Regardless of his opposition.......

    The buck stops at his office...........

    He has yet to address unemployment in African American communities..........


    You are...

    How so?????


    You said the buck stops at his office but the President can't executive order his way pass a Republican Congress determined not to let anything on his agenda get done.

    The "buck" does stop with the commander in chief.............

    It is his job to do what is necessary to assure that his agenda is successful.........



    explain how a black president...is gonna push his agenda to put black americans to work (since you seem to think he is president of only black america) thru a republican congress?

    they stripped down his health care bill to almost nothing...and are still trying to repeal what did pass....but they are gonna be all for putting our black asses to work? this what you think?

    and its too fucking late for this...and its friday nite...why arent you out somewhere? im at work...whats your excuse?

  • ZydecoShawtyZydecoShawty Posts: 1,141 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2013
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    you can't have threads of this nature
    without the people having knowledge of certain "details" (unless you are intentionally being disingenuous):

    Not being disingenuous, this was re-posted from the root.com.........

    People should have a general knowledge of political activity..........

    Regardless of his opposition.......

    The buck stops at his office...........

    He has yet to address unemployment in African American communities..........

    then willfully ignorant

    here in the US we have this group of folks called "Congress"

    that $60 billion bill Obama sent to them to approve on building and repairing roads, rail lines and other infrastructure
    in this country would have put many qualified people in African American communities to work in good paying jobs. (unless you feel the UNQUALIFIED should be rewarded also??? )


    I am familiar with the way this government is structured........

    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    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. "Look, as the chair of the Black Caucus, I've got to tell you, we are always hesitant to criticize the president. With 14 percent [black] unemployment (pdf), if we had a white president, we'd be marching around the White House."

    http://www.theroot.com/blogs/blogging-beltway/has-obama-failed-black-americans-jobs?wpisrc=root_more_news

    tumblr_md1kgg1UtV1rnz1gso1_500.gif

    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    you can't have threads of this nature
    without the people having knowledge of certain "details" (unless you are intentionally being disingenuous):

    Not being disingenuous, this was re-posted from the root.com.........

    People should have a general knowledge of political activity..........

    Regardless of his opposition.......

    The buck stops at his office...........

    He has yet to address unemployment in African American communities..........


    You are...

    How so?????


    You said the buck stops at his office but the President can't executive order his way pass a Republican Congress determined not to let anything on his agenda get done.

    The "buck" does stop with the commander in chief.............

    It is his job to do what is necessary to assure that his agenda is successful.........



    You can believe whatever dumb ass shit you wanna believe but it's blatantly obvious to anyone who's not a standard bearer for the Republican party that the only way that Obama is going to get anything on his agenda passed is if Nancy Pelosi becomes House speaker again.

    Drew_Alimerchant of dreams
  • Drew_AliDrew_Ali Posts: 1,403
    edited May 2013
    Yes...... He could do better
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    you can't have threads of this nature
    without the people having knowledge of certain "details" (unless you are intentionally being disingenuous):

    Not being disingenuous, this was re-posted from the root.com.........

    People should have a general knowledge of political activity..........

    Regardless of his opposition.......

    The buck stops at his office...........

    He has yet to address unemployment in African American communities..........

    then willfully ignorant

    here in the US we have this group of folks called "Congress"

    that $60 billion bill Obama sent to them to approve on building and repairing roads, rail lines and other infrastructure
    in this country would have put many qualified people in African American communities to work in good paying jobs. (unless you feel the UNQUALIFIED should be rewarded also??? )


    I am familiar with the way this government is structured........

    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    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. "Look, as the chair of the Black Caucus, I've got to tell you, we are always hesitant to criticize the president. With 14 percent [black] unemployment (pdf), if we had a white president, we'd be marching around the White House."

    http://www.theroot.com/blogs/blogging-beltway/has-obama-failed-black-americans-jobs?wpisrc=root_more_news

    tumblr_md1kgg1UtV1rnz1gso1_500.gif

    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    you can't have threads of this nature
    without the people having knowledge of certain "details" (unless you are intentionally being disingenuous):

    Not being disingenuous, this was re-posted from the root.com.........

    People should have a general knowledge of political activity..........

    Regardless of his opposition.......

    The buck stops at his office...........

    He has yet to address unemployment in African American communities..........


    You are...

    How so?????


    You said the buck stops at his office but the President can't executive order his way pass a Republican Congress determined not to let anything on his agenda get done.

    The "buck" does stop with the commander in chief.............

    It is his job to do what is necessary to assure that his agenda is successful.........



    explain how a black president...is gonna push his agenda to put black americans to work (since you seem to think he is president of only black america) thru a republican congress?

    they stripped down his health care bill to almost nothing...and are still trying to repeal what did pass....but they are gonna be all for putting our black asses to work? this what you think?

    Hey......

    Yall niggas can think what you like......

    Many presidents have been successful with a congress that does not agree with them.......

    "google it".......



    ZydecoShawty
  • damobb2deepdamobb2deep Posts: 14,449 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I get e-mails from bet all the time and they say unemployment has gone down the last 2 months..
  • Drew_AliDrew_Ali Posts: 1,403
    Yes...... He could do better
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    you can't have threads of this nature
    without the people having knowledge of certain "details" (unless you are intentionally being disingenuous):

    Not being disingenuous, this was re-posted from the root.com.........

    People should have a general knowledge of political activity..........

    Regardless of his opposition.......

    The buck stops at his office...........

    He has yet to address unemployment in African American communities..........

    then willfully ignorant

    here in the US we have this group of folks called "Congress"

    that $60 billion bill Obama sent to them to approve on building and repairing roads, rail lines and other infrastructure
    in this country would have put many qualified people in African American communities to work in good paying jobs. (unless you feel the UNQUALIFIED should be rewarded also??? )


    I am familiar with the way this government is structured........

    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    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. "Look, as the chair of the Black Caucus, I've got to tell you, we are always hesitant to criticize the president. With 14 percent [black] unemployment (pdf), if we had a white president, we'd be marching around the White House."

    http://www.theroot.com/blogs/blogging-beltway/has-obama-failed-black-americans-jobs?wpisrc=root_more_news

    tumblr_md1kgg1UtV1rnz1gso1_500.gif

    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    Drew_Ali wrote: »
    a.mann wrote: »
    you can't have threads of this nature
    without the people having knowledge of certain "details" (unless you are intentionally being disingenuous):

    Not being disingenuous, this was re-posted from the root.com.........

    People should have a general knowledge of political activity..........

    Regardless of his opposition.......

    The buck stops at his office...........

    He has yet to address unemployment in African American communities..........


    You are...

    How so?????


    You said the buck stops at his office but the President can't executive order his way pass a Republican Congress determined not to let anything on his agenda get done.

    The "buck" does stop with the commander in chief.............

    It is his job to do what is necessary to assure that his agenda is successful.........



    explain how a black president...is gonna push his agenda to put black americans to work (since you seem to think he is president of only black america) thru a republican congress?

    they stripped down his health care bill to almost nothing...and are still trying to repeal what did pass....but they are gonna be all for putting our black asses to work? this what you think?

    and its too fucking late for this...and its friday nite...why arent you out somewhere? im at work...whats your excuse?

    WTF you worried about what I'm doing for?????

    Get back to making fries, b.........




  • Drew_AliDrew_Ali Posts: 1,403
    Yes...... He could do better

    LOL.......

    You niggas act like I am asking you for a fucking handout..................

    I dont need "government" to help me out.......

    However, my people (working-class) are suffering.........

    I am gonna hold all of those responsible to task............

    *speak truth to power*

  • Drew_AliDrew_Ali Posts: 1,403
    Yes...... He could do better
    Sion wrote: »
    Iuno fam..... to turn around a $15 trillion dollar economy ? You aint turning that around overnight, it is not an easy task but over a period of years ? No problem. Unemployment is down significantly & on the feds news today, the stock market surged past 15000 points for the first time ever. America is a country with a format that works, since 1776, the saying has held strong that America's best years are ahead of it. If he could do better man I'm sure he would. The economy is Obama's biggest problem right now.

    I feel you......

    However......

    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.

    "Look, as the chair of the Black Caucus, I've got to tell you, we are always hesitant to criticize the president. With 14 percent [black] unemployment (pdf), if we had a white president, we'd be marching around the White House."





    I've been at the mercy of men just following orders. Never again..........


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