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Is President Obama The Real Reason Black Unemployment is so High?

October 16, 2012 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

(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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

BLACK PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO STOP GRINNIN’ AND PARTYING SO MUCH AND BECOME MUCH MORE SERIOUS ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON AROUND US. BECAUSE THE FACT IS, WE HAVE VERY LITTLE TO EITHER, GRIN, OR PARTY ABOUT. EVEN AS OUR CHILDREN ARE BEING UNDERMINED, UNDEREDUCATED, AND SOCIALLY DISENFRANCHISED, WE’RE BEING PORTRAYED AS HAPPY IDIOTS.
 
 
Staff Writer; Eric L. Wattree
 
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Comments

6 Responses to “Is President Obama The Real Reason Black Unemployment is so High?”
  1. Pat says:

    I looove your comment Terrance!

  2. President Obama isn’t the reason Black unemployment is so high. Black people are the reason unemployment is so high. We spend a trillion dollars or more helping to keep every community but our own, wealthy and happy. You can’t blame anyone but the person you see in the mirror everyday. Until we start creating businesses and many other resources we need for our community, we will always get the leftover scraps from people outside our community and we have no one to blame but ourselves. The slave mind still exist and this is another example of it.

    Black Unity means financial independence and happiness

  3. Interesting read…I completely agree with what you’ve written and I had to laugh (internally of course) at your interpretation of that commercial, because I thought the same thing when I saw it initially. We are always portrayed as happy, dancing fools when ‘good’ things happen to us…and I completely understand as an actor/actress needing to pay bills, get face time, etc. But at some point someone, no scratch that, all of these artists who represent us in Hollywood need to say, ‘I’m not going to do it!!’

    If it requires anything remotely resembling ‘cooning’ then I’ll pass on this check…we have to start deciding what’s more important…a few dollars or the overall perception that we give other ethnic organizations when they look upon us. And if the dollar is more important, then we need to delve even deeper and discover what governs our minds and souls.

  4. Satchel says:

    What we have here, is a community that is trying to commit genocide against themselves. We are all human and anything one somebody is capable of, the other in turn, is also capable of, given the same conditions and exposures. I say strive for excellence.

  5. Pat says:

    Interesting article1

  6. Marcus says:

    “Our people, are very serious about not being, very serious. Meanwhile, white people are very serious about playing hardball against us. And that hardball is called GENOCIDE”

    – Dr. Kamau Kambon

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