November 3, 2012 – Yesterday Washington released a final jobs report before the election. Yet even with a extremely positive result of unemployment rate down to 7.9% after adding 171,000 jobs in October, people are still asking the question:
“What has President Obama done for Black people?”
First of all he became President of the United States! Just by virtue of becoming the first Black man to lead this country, he has restored the dignity, true nature, and status previously stripped by slavery in America. The enslavement of Africans in America as diabolic as it were, subdued the righteousness and prowess of an entire group of people born excellent.
Moreover, in accomplishing the task of ripping through racism in this country despite the hatred and multiple other obstacles, he manifests the true essence of African Americans.
One thing Barack Obama has continuously demonstrated is that he has a heart for people. Black, Caucasian, Native Indian, Asian, Hispanic, color nor culture matters. As a Black man of power and influence he has stood and fought to re-establish the essential foundation and structure of Americans.
What is an economically strong society of people harbored with diseases and dying young due to lack of affordable healthcare?
How can a rich society progress with a majority of citizens under-educated or struggling to pay back of excessive education costs instead of career focus and mastering their skills?
Further, what better way could one demonstrate the true nature of African culture? African American characteristics and talents have often been exploited and downgraded, in effect underestimating the contributions and influence on the success of this nation.
For example, POTUS and FLOTUS easily dance, sing, and openly express their love of music and affinity for some of their favorite artists. Interestingly their favorites are the same as many Americans of all races. Yet, many Black people criticize them for it, conceding to the impressional idea that powerful Black Americans dancing and singing in public forums is the reincarnation of minstrel shows and stereotypical of a Jim Crow type character. In truth, the cynical belief of some Black people, that “Black people sing and dance to comfort white people in their presence,” is theoretically, Uncle Tom-ish.
In their efforts to mask who they truly are, they continue to promote mental slavery by exiling heritage. Through lack of factual data such as family name, tribe, and geographical origin, it was a simple task to push African Americans to adopt and adapt to the culture forced upon them, yet their roots could never be stolen. Africans born American and otherwise, are the most distinct race of people worldwide. Further, in actuality, musical talents, innovations, and physical strengths are inherent and culturally rich sources of history in Africa as well as America. African Americans should never be restrained in their very nature in any way or capacity.
Let’s face it, too many Black people have criticized Obama for not taking office and instantaneously throwing the literal “Black Power” fist in the air. Besides being hypocritical to their own plight, which is equality, those in particular fail to recognize the Obama family’s stance in the face of this country is in it’s own right “Black Power.”
The election results of 2008 was the dream and prophesy come true of Martin Luther King Jr. Further, the posthumous deliverance in spirit of, bona fide emancipation papers to African American descendants.
In 2012, Let’s get back together and stay together. Please share this with others. Feel free to comment, and subscribe to this page for similar articles. Thank you for reading.
This article is dedicated to my mother, Gloria Driver, to whom I am grateful for her wise, charismatic, passionate, and spirit-filled guidance.