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Why Obamaís presidency didnít lead to black†progress
NY Post Op-Ed ^ | 6-17-2017 | Jason Riley

Posted on 06/19/2017 3:59:38 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot

Since the 1960s, black leaders have placed a heavy emphasis on gaining political power, and Barack Obama’s presidency represented the apex of those efforts. The assumption — rarely challenged — is that black political clout must come before black social and economic advancement. But as Jason L. Riley argues in this excerpt from his new book, “False Black Power” (Templeton Press), political success has not been a major factor in the rise of racial and ethnic groups from poverty to prosperity.

..... Yet the socioeconomic progress that was supposed to follow in the wake of these political gains never materialized. During an era of growing black political influence, blacks as a group progressed at a slower rate than whites, and the black poor actually lost ground.

In a 1991 book, social scientist Gary Orfield and his co-author, journalist Carole Ashkinaze, assessed the progress of blacks in the 1970s and ’80s following the sharp increase in black officeholders. The thinking, then and now, was that the problems of the cities “were basically the result of the racism of white officials and that many could be solved by black mayors, school superintendents, policemen and teachers who were displacing white ones.” The expectation, they added, “was that black political and education leaders would be able to make large moves toward racial equity simply by devising policies and practices reflecting their understanding of the background and needs of black people.”

But the integration of these institutions proved to be insufficient. “Many blacks have reached positions of local power, such as mayor, county commission chairman or superintendent of schools, positions undreamed of 30 years ago,” they wrote. Their findings, however, showed that “these achievements do not necessarily produce success for blacks as a whole.”.......

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KEYWORDS: bho44; blackpresident; blacks; miserablefailure; obamalegacy
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This from AP: Though a historic achievement, Barack Obama's presidency was not the answer to black inequities.

The BIG Assumption from the studies and the article is that liberals have any intention of freeing the blacks from their plantation.

What they designed, i.e., handing out (more) bribes to buy votes, creating NO incentives for them to break gubmint dependency and upward social mobility, is to make sure the Do-Gooders can always rely these modern slaves for their own power grab.

Long article, if you have time, it is worth the read.

1 posted on 06/19/2017 3:59:38 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

Also Obama is a creature of his ‘exotic’ upbringing.

He has had no roots in American blacks. We don’t hear his closest friends since boyhood or young adulthood. He only adopted ‘black-ism’ when he was paving the way into politics.

American blacks only saw skin deep, and Obama’s really not into them. He has to pacify his other power brokers first.


2 posted on 06/19/2017 4:04:29 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = USSR; Journ0List + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I think the statistics show blacks have done better under Republican administrations than Democrat.


3 posted on 06/19/2017 4:12:45 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Sir Napsalot

1) It was never meant to. The Democrat Party thrives on voters who are dependent on government and socialized to be incapable of self support.


4 posted on 06/19/2017 4:13:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Didn’t lead to anybody’s advancement.


5 posted on 06/19/2017 4:13:37 PM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

The Obama presidency lead to anything good for anyone except domestic and foreign enemies of America.


6 posted on 06/19/2017 4:14:03 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: laplata

The Obama presidency didn’t lead to anything good for anyone except for domestic and foreign enemies of America.


7 posted on 06/19/2017 4:15:19 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Because the phony Muslim didn't care about the Black Community, he was way above them in everything, or so he thought...

Why would a stupid ‘foreign exchange student from Kenya worry about the Black Community’, he was, in his mind, to good for them...

Well they have a President that cares about them now, if they will take the blinders off and wake up, other wise, they will be in the ghetto for the rest of their lives...

8 posted on 06/19/2017 4:25:57 PM PDT by HarleyLady27 ( "The Force Awakens!!!"...Trump and Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: BenLurkin

Bingo!!! Democrats need a guaranteed voter base to stay in power. That is how they do it, by playing Santa Clause.


9 posted on 06/19/2017 4:27:22 PM PDT by Fungi (Mucor roxii is not a rock band.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

The first thing a black does when he/she gets even a modicum of political power is turn his/her back on their black constituency.

He/she KNOWS he/she has the black vote and visual support locked up. Why waste effort and financial and political capital on improving lives? That is a minus game. Better to keep them angry and uncomfortable and use your capital gaming the system.


10 posted on 06/19/2017 4:33:40 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Civil Rights movement compared content of their character to skin color and chose the latter)
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To: Sir Napsalot

So does this make Obunghole an Uncle Tom?


11 posted on 06/19/2017 4:35:38 PM PDT by canalabamian
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Yet the socioeconomic progress that was supposed to follow in the wake of these political gains never materialized

It was never supposed to get better financially for blacks, they6 just got new Slave Masters, now they are held in bondage by Black and White Democrats. Not much has changed since the 1860’s, except now the Majority of Blacks Fully Accept Slavery as a way of life..


12 posted on 06/19/2017 4:35:40 PM PDT by eyeamok (Idle hands are the Devil's workshop)
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....Why Obama’s presidency didn’t lead to black progress...

Because he was in it for the glory, the vacations, the money resulting from the office, and the golf. . Otherwise, he could care less.


13 posted on 06/19/2017 4:37:04 PM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not tired of Winning.)
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Because Obama himself was a blatant racist. He and Moochie worshipped black Hollywood and music (rap trash) culture, and denigrated Whitey ever chance he got.
Reasonable people everywhere learned to dislike him quickly.


14 posted on 06/19/2017 4:37:18 PM PDT by Fireone (No more Kennedys, Bushes, Clintons, or Obamas....(or their kids)ever!)
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....Why Obama’s presidency didn’t lead to black progress...

Because he was in it for the glory, the vacations, the money resulting from the office, and the golf. . Otherwise, he could care less.


15 posted on 06/19/2017 4:37:38 PM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not tired of Winning.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
46 second clip of Rev Manning discussing the failure of 0bama.
16 posted on 06/19/2017 4:40:28 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Because racism doesn’t work, and Obama and his ilk were and are virulent racists, and allied themselves with racists.


17 posted on 06/19/2017 4:40:49 PM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals are in a state of constant cognitive dissonance, which explains their mental instability.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Because 0bama didn’t give a flying shi’ite about them?


18 posted on 06/19/2017 4:41:08 PM PDT by TigersEye (Investigate the Awan brothers and Wasserman Schultz)
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To: Sir Napsalot

barecky identifies as muzz slime, faggot, and marxist, and in that order. He may have been born in Africa, but he ain’t African American - especially the latter.


19 posted on 06/19/2017 4:43:18 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (In God We Trust, In Trump We Fix America)
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To: kaehurowing

I’ve looked into this in some detail. Blacks like all Americans do better when the American economy is doing better. Adding Obama into the mix, it can probably be said that America does better under Republican administration than Democrat, but there are a lot of other factors, including for example most obviously Congress, but also the business cycle, etc. So blacks did well in the Reagan boom, but also under Clinton in the mid to late 90’s. They didn’t do as well under Bush I or Bush II or Obama.


20 posted on 06/19/2017 4:43:33 PM PDT by Behind the Blue Wall
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