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Obama Hates Blacks, Really?

April 17, 2011

I get op-eds from Raynard Jackson regularly but this one hit me hard and put my stomach in knots. I don’t know if I would go as far as saying Obama hates Blacks. Sounds more like a Kanye West remix to me. However, I won’t take away from your opinion. Read it below and tell me what you think. Devin Robinson

Editorial by Raynard Jackson

How long will the Black community continue to allow the Obama administration and the Democratic Party to insult them and then blame it on Obama not wanting to be perceived as a “Black” president?

Let me give an example. You have invested in a business project, Obama Inc.

There were 4 classes of investors: class W, which comprised 74% of the total stock; class B, which comprised 13% of the total stock, class H, which comprised 9% of the total stock; and class G, which comprised 4% of the total stock.

How would you respond to the CEO of Obama Inc. if he says the rate of return (ROI) payout would be as follows: those who invested in class W stocks would be paid first, followed by, class G, then class L and the last to be paid back would be class B.

Well, any sane businessman would expect to be paid by order of the largest to the smallest investor. If you were part of the class W stock (74%), you should be paid first and work your way down to the smallest investor. This is normal and logical in the world of business.

Only in politics and with the Black community is this standard not adhered to.

In my above example, the class W stock represents the percentage of white voters from the 2008 presidential election (74% of the total electorate, of which Obama received 43% and McCain received 55%); the class B stock represents the percentage of Black voters from the 2008 presidential election (13% of the total electorate, of which Obama received 95% and McCain received 4%); the class H stock represents the percentage of Hispanic voters from the 2008 presidential election (9% of the total electorate, of which Obama received 67% and McCain received 31%); the class G stock represents the percentage of gay voters from the 2008 presidential election (4% of the total electorate, of which Obama received 70% and McCain received 27%).

Despite receiving 95% of the Black vote (who were the second largest shareholders in Obama Inc.), Obama has made a calculated decision to reward the gay and Hispanic communities ahead of the Black community (the smallest and second smallest shareholders in Obama Inc.). In business, the CEO (Obama) and its board of directors (the Democratic National Committee) would be sued for fraud. But Obama knows that Blacks will only complain and do nothing.

The gay community stopped giving money to Obama and the Democrats because Obama didn’t deliver on any of his campaign promises to them—recognizing gay marriage, repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell,” and giving spousal benefits to gay couples who are federal employees.

The Hispanic community threatened not to vote for Obama or the Democratic Party if they didn’t get amnesty for those in the country illegally and passage of the Dream Act.

But, when asked what he would do specifically for the Black community, Obama said nothing—“he is the president of everyone and a rising tide lifts all boats!”

Despite being the second largest shareholder in Obama Inc., the Black community cannot point to a specific program or policy directed towards them and their issues. How do you justify dividend distributions to other shareholders, but not your second largest?

Privately, the supposed Black leaders like Al Sharpton, Marc Morial (Urban League), Ben Jealous (N.A.A.C.P.) all agree with me; but they don’t have the guts to speak out publically because they still want to get invited to the White House and take pictures with Obama.

It took Obama almost 1 ½ years before he met with the Congressional Black Caucus; and what did they do? They got mad! Obama has yet to meet with any Black businessmen to discuss the disproportionately high unemployment rate within the Black community.

Just like no one fears angering Obama, no one fears angering the Black community. Obama has made a political calculation that there is nothing to lose by ignoring the Black community and everything to gain—including white voters!

Obama believes that if he doesn’t do anything specifically for the Black community that somehow people are going to forget that he is Black.

The number 1 rule of politics is to reward your friends and punish your enemies. I didn’t realize that Blacks were enemies of Obama.

Raynard Jackson is president & CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC., a D.C.-public relations/government affairs firm. He is also a contributing editor for ExcellStyle Magazine (www.excellstyle.com) & U.S. Africa Magazine (www.usafricaonline.com).

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 18, 2011 12:52 pm

    An opinion is an opinion but I wouldn’t go as far as saying Barack hates black people. He changed and signed the powder and crack cocaine racially law from a ratio from 500 to 1 to 18 to 1. If you don’t know what I mean let me explain or go to http://www.advocate4justice.org Before the law was change if you get caught with crack cocaine your sentence was going to be 500 times more if you got caught with powder cocaine.
    Blacks was responsible for using crack cocaine and was being sentenced harshly than whites. You can make an argument that whites use more crack than blacks because white the white population out number the black population 7 to 1 But blacks make up the majority of the prison system.

    Now the ratio is 18 to 1. He recognized this law was affecting blacks and targeting blacks. He was the first President to take a stand. If he hated blacks he could have allow the law to stay the same and say the hell with blacks going to prison. Some people want Barack to work a miracle that the white infrastructure put in place for over 100 years and he has been the President but two years. Even if he get elected again its going to take some more time for people to see his efforts.

  2. Patricia Phillips permalink
    April 20, 2011 2:08 am

    It amazes me that individuals write these types of op-eds to play right into the hands of the anti-Obama movement. Even with the writing of this article, the author did not name a single request that the black community has made to the Obama administration that has been ignored. It is as if Mr. Jackson and others like him have an expectation that because the President is black, he was supposed to only focus on the needs of black people. His healthcare bill and the repeal of the disproportionate crack/cocaine law is a benefit to blacks as is the repeal of don’t ask don’t tell. The real argument that Mr. Jackson should be making is that the black community does not have any requests. The Hispanic and the gay community all have specific requests that they have made of every administration. The black community has not requested anything specific of any administration, including President Obama’s. Maybe if as a community we would solidify ourselves around some central cause and stand our ground to show some electoral power (like the Hispanics and the gays) then we would be taken seriously.

  3. Nicole permalink
    April 20, 2011 12:15 pm

    Well stated Garry

  4. LP Hargrove permalink
    July 11, 2011 10:15 pm

    Jackson’s argument is the opposite of Glenn Beck’s–although both share one commonality–extremism. The reality is neither of them can speak to the President’s inner feelings, nor can they compare thier rhetoric to the dignity, calm, and intelligence the President exhibits everyday towards people [such as Jackson & Beck] who do not deserve his respect.

    Neither will acknowledge that every major calamity one could imagine has happened on Pres. Obama’s watch. Don’t pretend that 2 yrs in office is time enough to address substantive change. Jackson is a product of the ‘right now’ mentality that is prevalent in the U.S. and sounds like a 2yr old demanding his attention ‘NOW’ even though millions of people need attention too. The primary issues adversely impacting our community–education, health & housing–have been priorities of the President. Where was Mr, ‘P.R.’ Jackson while the legislation was being attacked by Republicans, where was Mr. ‘P.R’ when attacks were made against the President because he planned to address school children, where was he when that sorry S.C. senator called the President a ‘liar’ during the State of the Union address? There are plenty of ‘haters’ out there–but it’s not coming from the President.

    LP Hargrove
    Atlanta

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