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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Economic Plight of Blacks in the time of a Black President

This posting is going to be a bit controversial so we give warning now..

We're going to deal with a taboo topic... race.   Specifically the economic plight of blacks in 2013.

We probably will offend some sensibilities with the points we make so at any time we've touched a nerve, simply click off this post..

We promise you won't hurt our feelings.. sniffles~

And now we begin..
Its quite an interesting time to be black in America today..

The President is black.. Most of the wealthiest entertainers on the annual Forbes' list are black..  The vast majority of athletes who play professional and collegiate football and basketball are black...

Pop culture is predominately black or at least urban geared, every single commercial on TV has at least one black actor in it even if appearing for a fraction of a second...

And as the Paula Deen fiasco demonstrated, blacks (thanks mainly to white-guilters) still 100% successfully control the 'N' word and have the power to destroy others' lives and livelihoods at the snap of a finger when its ever uttered..
Bravo!

Still haven't controlled and circumvented the justice system yet though..

No worries... give it time.

At first you don't succeed in prosecuting someone for an alleged hate crime that wasn't race based, try, try again..  Just ignore that silly ole' law about 'double jeopardy' where someone can not be tried twice for the same crime...

Whatever it takes...
So blacks should be having it pretty good economically especially with a President who's just like them and completely understands what it is to be black and struggle..  And Obama has done Sooo Much for the black community too...

Like tell them if he had a son, he'd look like Trayvon..  That was pretty cool right?

Umm.. we're sure he's done other things too..  we think...

Let's go over some statistical Facts:
What is the the unemployment rate among blacks as of June?

13.7%  -- 1 out of every 7 out of work  (BLS.gov)

What is the unemployment rate among black teens?

43% as of Feb '13 -- 2 out of every 5  (BET.com)
What was the percentage 10yrs ago when Bush was Prez?

19.9% black youth unemployment in 2003 (CampusProgress.com)

What is the high school dropout rate among blacks?

48%.. this is basically 1 in every 2..  In addition, 1 out of every 4 black high school dropouts will eventually be incarcerated at least once in their lives (NPR.org)
What is the percentage of blacks who attend college and complete a 4-year undergraduate degree?

43%.  The other 57% will ultimately drop out.. (TheRoot.com)

What percentage of blacks possess doctorate degrees?

Less than 1%  (NSF.gov)
What percentage of doctors are black?

2.3% (Wisegeek.org)

What percentage of attorneys are black?

3.9% (TheFreeLibrary.org)

Hmmm, guess TV doesn't paint a realistic picture does it, when every medical show has at least one or two black doctors and every legal show has at least 1-2 black attorneys and of course, a black judge...
~ Baby: I wish I was with my real mother instead of this ugly white woman

What is the percentage of black babies are born to unwed black mothers currently?

A whopping 72% according to NBC News in 2010..

Pretty miserable numbers.. They just go on and on and on..

Guess when you have no prospect of a good future and have plenty of time on your hands, you tend to believe the lies the race-peddlers like Rev. Jackson, Rev Sharpton and the President push that its an 'us vs them' world...
That 'whitey' is keeping them down.. Preventing them from having a better life..

Of course the black President in the White House hasn't done jack squat to help his people..  Or is it really his people?

When a child has one parent who is African born and the other parent is white as snow, and then is raised by white grandparents, we wonder where along the way does one develop this deep love, kinship and empathy for the American-born black populace as is claimed...
So you have blacks without jobs.. without hope..  Fully dependent upon the system for everything-- welfare, food stamps, etc..  A bleak future..

By the way, even though blacks represent only 13% of the population, 22% are receiving food stamps (WashingtonPost.com)

Now you'd think they'd be angry and take to the streets en masse and storm Washington a couple million strong demanding.. no, Screamingg to their black President get off his bony ass; the one that 98% of black voters help put into office and do something to make their lives better...
Nope..

Rather idolize the do-nothing than criticize or dare to expect promises to be kept..

Rather use energy to martyr a pot smoking wannabe gangsta-thug delinquent with tears, eulogies, candle vigils, Facebook posts threatening violence and moments of silence...

Rather blame 'whitey' or refer to dark complexioned Hispanics as such..
We close with a quote we've used before from Congresswoman Maxine Waters back in 2011 when addressing students at Wayne University in Detroit (in blue font):

"We don't put pressure on the president...  Let me tell you why. We don't put pressure on the president because ya'll love the president. 

You love the president. You're very proud to have a black man -- first time in the history of the United States of America. 

If we go after the president too hard, you're going after us... 
The Congressional Black Caucus loves the president too.  We're supportive of the president, but we're getting tired, ya'll.  We're getting tired. 

 And so, what we want to do is, we want to give the president every opportunity to show what he can do and what he's prepared to lead on. 

We want to give him every opportunity, but our people are hurting. The unemployment is unconscionable. We don't know what the strategy is..

 All I'm saying to you is, we're politicians...  We are trying to do the right thing and the best thing. When you let us know it is time to let go, we'll let go."
Two years later and blacks would rather cry racial injustice from a non-racially based confrontation than cry for economic justice to the man in the Oval Office who is supposed to be one of them and yet really doesn't give an F about them..