Black Obama supporters
by Dr. Boyce Watkins
President Obama has made it clear once again that his role as president, as he sees it, renders him useless to Black people – although other groups find him quite helpful. “If the respect shown to black Americans does not match that which is shown to the gay community, Hispanic community and other demographics, then the Obama Administration has fallen woefully short in its duty to America.”
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
“Many Black Americans expressed deep admiration, bordering on envy, for the Egyptians they saw on television.” There’s nothing strange about that; African Americans have often identified with other peoples of color that oppose domination by U.S.-backed regimes. But African American nationalism today leads Blacks to support a Black president who is hostile to their interests, while nationalism in Egypt helped fuel revolt against an Arab dictator who sold out his people.
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