For Obama, Nuance on Race Invites Questions


On Capitol Hill, members of the Congressional Black Caucus have expressed irritation that Mr. Obama has not created programs tailored specifically to African-Americans, who are suffering disproportionately in the recession. In December, some of them threatened to oppose new financial rules for banks until the White House promised to address the needs of minorities.

“I don’t think we expected anything to change overnight because we had an African-American in the White House, but the fact still remains that we’ve got a constituency that is suffering,” said Representative Elijah E. Cummings, Democrat of Maryland. “I think he could do more, and he will do more.”

Read more: NY Times


February 10, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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  1. Yet Obama lead his black constiuents to believe that they would see a great deal of change almost immediately. Remember the black woman who was interviewed who said that Obama was going to pay her mortgage and another saying because of Obama she would be rich. Seems his words of hope and change got deluted in translation.

    Comment by MTR | February 10, 2010 | Reply

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