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Black America -- What If Obama Were White?

bigdawgworking Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 1:20 PM
Mr. Elder --- out of curiosity, did Mr. Smiley ever get those numbers to you? I suspect that he has a range of excuses for why he has not.
What if President Obama were white?

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said last year, "If (former President) Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House."

The problem to which Cleaver refers is black unemployment. At the beginning of the Obama administration, 12.7 percent of black adults seeking work were unemployed. Black unemployment is now 14.1 percent. Black teenage unemployment at the beginning of the Obama administration was 35.2 percent. Black teenage unemployment is now 37.9 percent.

Last month, Cleaver...