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Four Years Under Obama Wipes Away 30 Years of Black American Gains

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by targus, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. targus

    targus New Member

    Feb 10, 2008
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    The economic downturn and long recession have hit the black middle class hard, wiping out gains made in the last 30 years, with plummets in wealth and high rates of foreclosures, the Chicago Tribune reported.

    It’s projected that 68 percent of middle –class blacks will not do as well as the previous generation...

    The nation’s unemployment rate is 7.8 percent. For blacks, it’s 13.4 percent. The average black household's wealth fell by more than half from 2005-2009

    From 2009 to 2012, median household income for blacks has declined by 11.1 percent, compared to the decline for whites of 5.2 percent and for Hispanics of 4.1 percent.


    How will this effect the Black American vote?
  2. Aaron

    Aaron Member
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    Sep 4, 2000
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    It won't. They would vote for Hitler if he were black.
  3. Gina B

    Gina B Active Member

    Dec 30, 2000
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    I actually had a young black man say that to me, word for word except he said "I would vote..."

    It was agreed to by a few others around them that the important thing was to have a black guy in charge, no matter how poor of a leader he was because "we need to have that first of having a black person in charge."

    Of course these were 18-19 year olds, but that's old enough to vote.

    Hopefully a little age and wisdom will change that concept.

    When I was younger, I was very (secretly for fear of being made fun of) impressed with the idea of having a female for president or vice president, not because of policies, but just to have a female in that level of power. The policies and whether that person was decent or not were second in my mind to the simple fact that a female might be voted into that position.

    So...it's a relatively normal response for any immature person to want to vote for something that's more of a personal issue to them and that doesn't have a ton to do with actual policies and ability.
  4. Bob Alkire

    Bob Alkire New Member

    Mar 23, 2001
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    I've heard the same thing the young man said at church by African-Americans from the age of about 80 down to about 15. I could be wrong but of the ones I know there they only have about 4 or 5 out of about 300 who would not back BHO in this election.
  5. billwald

    billwald New Member

    Jun 28, 2000
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    I doubt that middle class (whatever that means) blacks are doing much worse than middle class whites. Why? I suspect a larger percentage of middle class blacks hold union jobs where layoffs are by inverse seniority.