The pain of black America just got worse

The pain of black America just got worse

There are 1 comment on the Globe and Mail story from Aug 20, 2011, titled The pain of black America just got worse. In it, Globe and Mail reports that:

The new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall is formally located at 1964 Independence Ave.

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#1 Aug 20, 2011
Looks like the European love affair with President Obama is over.

"They need it. Americans are suffering from a rare case of self-doubt. Yet, they are split six ways to Sunday about how to get out of their Carteresque morass.

So what does a president do in these circumstances?

If you’re Barack Obama, you head out on a three-day bus tour of the rural Midwest, about the least economically traumatized region of the country.

No one can accuse this White House of having a good sense of geography.

The unemployment rates in Iowa and Minnesota stand at 6 per cent and 6.7 per cent, respectively. In Illinois, the jobless rate hovers around the national average of 9.1 per cent. But the pain is not exactly evenly distributed between the gritty parts of Mr. Obama’s Chicago (which he did not visit) and bucolic Whiteside County (which he did).

Whiteside, where the President dropped in on a cattle-judging contest, is 92.2 per cent white. Iowa’s Dubuque County, where he gave a speech on a farm worthy of a Norman Rockwell portrait, is 94 per cent white.

“We don’t know what the strategy is,” Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters cracked this week at a jobs fair in Detroit sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus.“We don’t know why on this trip that he’s [on] in the United States now, he’s not in any black community.”

Whatever the “strategy,” the White House now has reams of film footage for campaign ads featuring Mr. Obama amid the cows, barns and county fairs of America – in other words, among stuff white people like."

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