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  • Tavis Smiley: Black Americans Have Lost Ground Under Obama On Every Leading Economic Issue

    Ninety-five percent of black voters voted for then-Sen. Barack Obama in 2008. Many of them were had hope that a a “progressive” black president would understand and care about black America in a way no other president ever has.

    Yet, seven years into the Obama presidency and blacks are worse off in every key economic measurement.

    Liberal radio talk show host Tavis Smiley discussed how President Obama has failed black America on Fox News Monday night.

    From The Blaze:

    PBS host Tavis Smiley told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Monday’s “The Kelly File” that President Barack Obama has failed black Americans during his time in office.

    “On the subject of race, are we better off now than we were seven years ago?” Kelly asked.

    “I’m not sure we are, and I think ultimately the president missed a moment,” Smiley said.

    He said that in his new book he tried to lay out how “on every leading economic issue, on the major economic issues black Americans have lost ground in every one of those leading categories. So for the last 10 years it hasn’t been good for black folk.”

    “This is the president’s most loyal constituency that didn’t gain any ground really in that period,” he added. “Now, the debate’s going to be for years to come whether he wasn’t bold enough, or whether he obstructed.”

    “I think the answer’s both,” Smiley continued. “Historians are going to have a field day juxtaposing how in the era of the first black president, the bottom fell out for black America. Black people are still in many ways politically marginalized, socially manipulated, and economically exploited. That’s a lot to try to square how all that happened in the era of the first black president.”

    The Obama administration constantly fuels racial tensions and instigates violence in order push gun control or advance the notion that Republicans are racist.

    It’s no wonder movements like Black Lives Matter become popular.

    The only thing any Democrat has to do is claim that his opponent is a racist and he’s got 90 percent of the black vote locked up, that cities where Democrats have had control of every lever of power for 40 years are decimated.


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