After Three Years Of Obama, Are Things Better Or Worse In Our Community?
Now that Super Tuesday is behind us and the Republican Party gets closer to a candidate that will run against the president soon; more than likely the question will be posed to the African American community “are you better off now than you were before Barack Obama took office as the president?”
According to the HUFFPOST, A study by the Pew Research Center that was released last summer found that 53 percent of black household wealth had vanished between 2005 and 2009. While the jobless rate for the country as a whole sits at 8.3 percent, black unemployment rests around 13.6 percent.
Sometimes I often wonder does it really matter who sits in the seat as president of this country. Think about how much time, energy and effort is spent by everyday citizens in this country debating political parties, candidates, initiatives and issues, while most of the nation’s and our communities problems continue to persist and in some cases decline.
Is our political system and process just one big reality show that keeps us all locked to the feeling that things will change if we just continue to stay the course and believe that yes that change is coming. Only to find ourselves 3, 4, 5, even 8 years later watching the same ole reruns of a system (or shall I say reality show) that we have all seen before!