I’d like to ask people who approve of Obama’s performance, “What has President Obama done during the past four years that you’d like to see more of in the next four years?”
Black support of politicians who have done little or nothing for their ordinary constituents is by no means unusual. Blacks are chief executives of major cities, such as Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, Memphis, Atlanta, Baltimore, New Orleans, Oakland, Newark, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. In most of these cities, the chief of police, the superintendent of schools and other high executives are black. But in these cities, black people, like no other sector of our population, suffer from the highest rates of homicides, assaults, robberies, and shootings. Black high-school dropout rates in these cities are the highest in the nation. Even if a black youngster manages to graduate from high school, his reading, writing, and computational proficiency is likely to be equivalent to that of a white seventh- or eighth-grader. That’s even with school budgets per student being among the highest in the nation.