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So Barack Obama Is President... Does he really care about Black People? Why Should He

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I was just reading an article over at the Harvard Crimson, and it goes something like this: As an African-American, people expect me to be excited by the inauguration of the first black president of the United States last week. Of course, symbols matter. A black man could not have ascended to the presidency 40 years ago. But the inauguration of President Barack Obama means considerably less than what the pundits say it means. True, it indicates that racism is lessening in America. But the black unemployment rate will stay the same. The black poverty rate will stay the same. Policemen will still murder elderly black women with impunity. Confederate flags honoring those who killed to preserve slavery and racial segregation will still disgrace our public spaces. And Obama will not do or say anything about any of this. Now like the writer, this African American Political Pundit wonders, does Barack Obama really care about black people in America? Now that there is a black man running the republican party, should we all join the Republican party? Join the conversation, tonight.