I feel discriminated against because I’m not being courted based on my skin color. Think I’m going to contact the NAAWP (National Association for the Advancement of White People) to file my claim.
So much for that post-racial presidency.
Maynard Institute reports:
President Obama stopped by a “black online summit” at the White House Monday as part of an outreach to African American journalists and bloggers before the midterm elections, an effort that includes the Democratic National Committee spending what it calls an unprecedented $3 million to reach the most loyal part of Obama’s base, African American voters.
“I thought the meeting was great in that it showed that President Obama and his administration are taking black new media and our growing influence seriously,” David A. Wilson, managing editor of theGrio.com, told Journal-isms via e-mail.
“They outlined how the administration’s policies have had a positive effect on the African-American community and they invited us to make suggestions on how they could work better with us and provide us with more access to the White House.
Yes, so they can use you for their propaganda needs.
“I also thought the summit provided a great opportunity for all of us leading the charge in [the] black new media movement to get together in a way that I haven’t seen since we started theGrio last year.”
However, Leutisha Stills, who blogs at Jack & Jill Politics, cautioned, “The summit was a good one and very comprehensive, but we made it known that if we really have ‘influence,’ we are going to test drive it and see how many more invites we get from the White House.”
The Columbus Day session lasted from 9:15 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., with senior adviser Valerie Jarrett present along with specialists from various parts of the administration, including the first lady’s office. Among the 20 African Americans working on the Web were representatives of theRoot.com, Black Entertainment Television, Essence, Jack & Jill Politics, City Limits, Concrete Loop, AOL Black Voices, Black America Web and even the gossipy MediaTakeOut.
Some folks refuse to wake up. The conditions in the black community have not improved under two years of Obama’s policies. The black community has higher unemployment than any other group in America and continue to suffer from record poverty, record home foreclosures and record bankruptcies as the rest of America is.
The use of race in politics is a tired, played-out scheme. I’d like those who are in the black media market to go back one month and report to their communities about how Obama and the democrats are using the race card more frequently instead of talking about their record.
This will never happen because some still back Obama based on his skin color and refuse to look at his policies as the reason things are worse. The numbers don’t lie.