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President Obama has been catching flak from critics for forgetting about everything having to do with the black community for the last three years. The black vote was critical to getting him into office, but the intense loyalty of the black community has backfired, putting them squarely at the bottom of the priority list. They say that the closed mouth doesn’t get fed, and because black Americans have remained silent since 2008, they’ve been put behind gay Americans and hispanics.
The president recently announced an initiative that his administration hopes will inspire black voters again. He says that he will create an office that will make African American education a priority, agreeing with those who believe that educational inequality is the civil rights issue of the 21st century. It’s hard to tell if the move is going to work for the Obama Administration, and it’ll be even more interesting to see how hard they work on the initiative after the election.
KultureKritic.com tells more:
President Obama has an 89 percent approval rating in the black community, and although that’s pretty high, it’s still down from the 95 percent approval rating he had when he took office.
After murmurings that President Obama isn’t doing enough for black people, and some high profile criticism from Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley, it appears that the Obama administration is gearing up to add African Americans to its agenda.
President Obama is creating an African-American education office, designed to support the education of African-American students. The White House says that the new office will coordinate the efforts of communities and agencies to ensure that African American youth are prepared for high school, college, and eventually, a career.