Ruben Navarrette: Obama accused of not doing more for blacks
Just when you thought race relations couldn't get more interesting, we learn that - for some African-Americans - a black president is a mixed blessing.
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#1 Mar 24, 2010
We need jobs for our young people.
#2 Mar 24, 2010
I want MY obamma bucks!
dat nicca betta gibs me my money!
#3 Mar 24, 2010
You think black people hold the monopoly on needing jobs? You want Obama to hold your hands and guide you to the jobs? Try getting an education and working your butts off like a lot of people do. Stop whining about being black and do something for yourself. I don't remember white people or asian people complaining that Bush wasn't getting them jobs. Take responsibility for yourselves.
#4 Mar 24, 2010
isn't it interesting that so many who deride race in politics are the very ones who promote it, demanding special attention for one group or another? The very people who praised President Obama during the campaign for being a post racial leader in order to help him get elected, are now demanding race based attention to their various demands. Fascinating. This all says much more about the racial attitudes of those who are protesting, than it does about the President. One has to wonder if these groups seek an equal, non racial place in American society, or do they seek instead constant, racially based special attention?
#5 Mar 24, 2010
It's true, African-Americans have been the victims of racism. An honest look at history will confirm this. But the question begs to be asked: WHY have so many African-Americans bought into the myth of white supremacy by not taking advantage of the opportunities that so many of their people have died for? WHY do so many African-Americans lack selfrespect. It seems evident to me that this is a major problem for this group of Americans.
Are they not aware that without the blood, sweat and tears of their forefathers there would be no America nor would there have been a British Empire. For it was on the backs of African slaves that both British AND the American Empires were built. Learn to carry yourselves with respect. I think you'll discover that to be respected by others one must respect one's self.
#6 Mar 24, 2010
Self-Termination is a good example that Tavis Smiley has shown! What more does he want! He sets a better example that the President of the United States, no matter who they are!
#7 Mar 26, 2010
Response to Logic in Long Beach, Calif Who are you?
Your historical facts are wrong about America.
Remember, the rich black tribe leaders SOLD their people into slavery to the Arabs who resold them to the Sephardic Jews (Portuguese) who brought them to America. Black History Month doesn't focus on this important Headline that has always been a last page footnote. Also, white slavery (indentured servants) is omitted and forgotten.
White Americans and Europeans Americans have also been the victims of racism by minorities. We are your convenient escape goats. White poverty and joblessness doesn't count. Self serving and self pitying people can't get beyond their nose. Open your eyes and mind. Stop crying wolf and help.
The South doesn't represent America or built America either. The South that was most 90% poor farmers didn't build America. Technology, film, music, books, car, airplane, telephone, radio, copiers, railroads, typewriters, camera, Apple computers, and other industries built America. Farming in America today is 1% of the population (3 million farmers). The South doesn't represent California or modern America since 1865 past the Mason Dixon Line. Only 5-7% of the Southerns could Afford a slave at $1200-1000 per slave. Slaves were purchased and rented. But only 1.50% of the South had black slavery. There was also white indentured Slaves. Oh, that doesn't count. Slavery doesn't work. The Confederate states refused to join the Union. There is small wealth in farming at that time.
The British and slavery didn't build America. The 13 colonies fought for their freedoms from British brutality, inhumanity, and oppression. The Europeans came to America for religious freedom and safety. The British Empire was a coliseum of arrogance, hate, colonialism, violence, poverty, brutality, inhumanity, thieves, wars, etc. It still is today. There was the Civil War and the American Revolution for different reasons. America was the new Europe and Mexico was the New Spain.
The Blacks need to stop their irrational emotional link to Black Africa who did nothing for them today or in the past. American Blacks have no legal rights in Africa. And I doubt 95% have even visited Africa. Remember Whoopi Goldberg who visited Black Africa and stated "I am not African". What a powerful statement. American Blacks need to realize where they are, in America. Africa did nothing for you and never will.
For further information on Africa, read the internet website iafrica.com for daily information on Africa. Even the Masai Tribe in Kenya has child sex slavery. These black African parents sell their daughters at 8 years old to rich tribal chiefs. But that is OK. Affinity is a great excuse. Look at the horrible atrocities against women and children by the Arabs and the Blacks. Africa with 900 million people is a continent of disasters. Yes, what the British and Europeans did there in the past was ugly, wrong and unforgivable, but the blame is not continuous and collective on modern white Americans and Europeans who had nothing to do with it. The Arabs still have slavery. They steal Somalian kids. The blame game is a convenient card.
legal Euro Immigrant
#8 Mar 26, 2010
It is not my intent to play the blame game. That said however, denial is never liberating. Without the free labor of black Africans it is undeniable that the British and American Empires would not have flourished as they did.
#9 Mar 26, 2010
I agree with Ruben. After Amnesty and "family reunification" low income Blacks would be better off moving to Africa than staying in Calif. as it will almost instantly become nothing but a filthy, bankrupt northern suburb of Tijuana.
#10 Jun 20, 2013
I'm willing to take the chance.
I'm tired of the liberal Californians, fleeing gang violence, coming to our beautiful state of Arizona. They are trying to turn AZ into another libtard abortion
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