Racial Divide Worse Under Obama
by Star Parker - November 5th, 2012 - Townhall.com
If Barack Obama’s election has had little or no impact on improving racial politics or changing the sense that blacks must be viewed as a special political class, what exactly, practically, has it meant?
Rather than making things better, it has really made matters worse.
From the perspective of Democrat voting blacks, the implications of a black president was not a more racially just America. It was about assuming there would be a man in the White House more prepared to sign off on special political treatment for blacks. To the extent this has not happened, there has been dissatisfaction.
From the perspective of conservatives, tensions have increased because criticism of Obama’s big government liberalism has been spun as racially motivated.
The Obama presidency has not ushered in a new era of racial tranquility because, despite all the hype, it’s not what it has been about.
I am reminded of a comment made by a local black leader a couple of years back. "Whites have to get used to us getting what we want. With Barack Obama President, it is our turn on top."
That attitude is totally consistent with Star Parker's article. Blacks are not ready to end affirmative action, they want it increased. They demand even greater pressure be exerted to give blacks "equality". By that they mean equality of outcome, not equality of opportunity.
They do not care that despite blacks being only 12.5% of the national population, they have 18% of all federal jobs. They do not care if that is fair or not. Like Obama, what they see as their fair share is half the federal jobs, because they are half the population of Washington, D.C.
Black are outraged that they only have 16% of the NFL coaching jobs for the same reason. That it exceeds their share of the population is again, to them, irrelevant. On this issue, one player insisted that since 70% of the players are black making them the majority, ALL the coaches should be black. Black players should not have to take orders from a white man.
Colin Powell can give all the explanations he wants, his support for Barack Obama is based purely on the color of his skin. Martin Luther King would be turning over in his grave, assuming he really meant what whites thought he meant when he asked for equality of opportunity in a society that looked not to the color of a person's skin but the content of their character. Blacks today demand everything be based on skin color. Character be damned.