Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Obvious Racial Inequity, and Why Prez. Shamwow Is Handcuffed

A poster on the FB today put up this list of complaints in the Af/Am community against "the Prez."
..Ironically, even as an African-American man holds the highest office the country, African Americans remain twice as likely as whites to be unemployed, three times more likely to live in poverty and more than six times as likely to be incarcerated..."
It is actually the epitome of irony, both that such conditions would exist and prevail even under the leadership of the first non-White president, but also that that President would be so handcuffed as to be effectively prohibited fro addressint those particular issues.

Because, the truthe is that in the entirely unlikely, improbable event that Pres Shamwow somehow did, or tried to do, anything at all to try to ameliorate those particular statistics, he'd be instantaneously reviled by the ENTIRE "WHITE" Establishment as being only a "black" president, or for "not being the President to ALL the people," by the whole rightard media machine, and would likely be impeached (if not shot) for his effrontery. There is a whole new level of irony in his being pegged as the "liberal" without having the (apparent) liberty to act the part, even if he did so desire (which one may doubt, I think, at this point)...

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