When President Obama won his election in 2008 many thought it signaled a change. People were inspired across the globe. America had just elected its first non-Caucasian president. At Obama’s inauguration cameras fixated on the tears streaming down the faces of African American men and women.
Perhaps Obama was going to inspire a new generation of minorities to break through the modern day psycho-social chains that bind them to poverty and crime. Perhaps Obama was going to be a catalyst for true change in our culture. It’s been 5 years and these are the headlines of today:
-On September 28th, 2012, Anthony Lee, 18, fired on a group of people in St. Louis. He shot a 13-year-old and a 17-year-old. Lee was an active member in a street gang named “Obama Boyz“. Lee was charged with 10 felony counts of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and firing shots from a vehicle.
-On August 11, 2013, Regina Young posted a video to her account of a young African American boy praying to Barack Obama as if he was God.
-Under President Obama, black unemployment has returned to twice that of white unemployment. A trend that decreased during the Bush years has now been returned under Obama.
-Welfare has skyrocketed under Obama. According to Pew research, 31% of African Americans have received food stamps. They represent the highest percentage per demographic. That is more than two times higher than whites at 15%.
With welfare skyrocketing, black unemployment returning to two times that of white, street gangs shooting innocent victims in inspiration of Obama and children being encouraged to pray to Obama as if he were a false prophet is the black community getting the wrong message from Obama?
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