President Obama gets too much emphasis on race, from both his supporters AND his critics.
The fact is he wasn’t biased towards the black community, he didn’t discriminate against whites. If anything, his voting record and his actions show that he all-but-alienated the African American demographic.
To provide some context, I’m including this link to a fairly unbiased breakdown of his public record and voting record. He has been very vocal, very active on many issues, from economic reform to gay rights. Yet, in comparison, his actions of standing up for Black Americans is noticeably thin.
I challenge anyone to prove that President Obama is racist. If the President of the United States had double-downed on his own people, we wouldn’t have needed a #BlackLivesMatter. The entire justice system would have been scrutinized for profiteering of incarcerating young blacks, instead of just a single judge. Black homeowners wouldn’t have had the highest rate of foreclosure in the nation. The truth is that race relations is at its worst in decades, worse than under (either) Bush.
I am not trying to take away from the good he has done for America. I am just specifically addressing the lack of facts in the debate about his race record as President.
His supporters say that he’s the President of all Americans, not just blacks. So do his detractors. Either way, he has taken dramatic strides to represent the interests of Latinos, women, and the LGBT community, making speeches, public endorsements, and executing legislation that directly benefit those communities. And yet, he almost has nothing to show for when it comes to representing Black America. If I’m wrong, prove it.
Source: Barack Obama on the Issues