Is President Obama The Real Reason Black Unemployment is so High?
(ThyBlackMan.com) During this deep recession, and true to 400 years of Black history, we have a group of Black, Black haters and poverty pimps running all over the country selling their books, promoting their television and radio shows, elevating their speaking fees, and playing crabs-in-a-barrel by blaming President Obama for the high unemployment in the Black community.
Never mind that we’re in the deepest recession since the Great Depression, and in spite of that, President Obama has managed to created over 5 million jobs with a Republican congress kicking, screaming, and hanging on to his ankles every step of the way. And never mind that under Bush the nation was hemorrhaging 800,000 jobs a MONTH without these very same poverty pimps not saying a word.
And again, never mind that in the process of saving the nation from another Great Depression, President Obama also managed to take out Osama Bin Laden in the process, a feat that eluded George W. Bush for nearly eight years, and his failed effort contributed mightily to the economic situation that we currently find ourselves.
But the poverty pimps and haters won’t tell us any of that, because they have their own agenda – a huge part of which is to only tell the people what they WANT to hear, and NEVER, EVER what they NEED to hear. So they conveniently neglect to tell us any of the things above, and they certainly won’t tell us about the things that we need to do for ourselves in order to mitigate our situation. That would be too much like “blaming the victim.” So at the risk of sending these pimps into shock, I’d like to address one of these issues myself – the image that we’re projecting to the world, and the impact it’s having on our ability to obtain employment.
Question: Why are Black People always portrayed like this? We’re always portrayed as either grinnin’ like ches cats, or too cool to be trusted. Do we ever see Asians portrayed in this way? Now, I’m not saying it’s a conspiracy, but it’s a reality that we need to change.
On the surface it seems like all the sister below is doing is dancing, but if every time we see a Black person it’s like this, it makes us look like we don’t have a brain in our head. No wonder nobody takes us seriously. This commercial may seem harmless but every time a Black person applies for a job the interviewer has this, or something like it, dancing around in the back of his or her head. We need to start thinking about this stuff, because image is everything – and this image is killing us.