Are ‘Southern White Radicals’ Responsible For Obamacare Difficulties?
An African-American professor at New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice has penned an essay which blames the failure of Obamacare on “southern White radicals.” Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, who teaches constitutional law courses at the university, recently posted her comments at the website Politics in Color as part of an essay entitled, “2013: A Year of Racial Challenges.”
Her essay is sparking plenty of controversy because Browne-Marshall argues that that the failure of Obamacare came not from the implementation or the plan itself, but rather racist white people in the south who were unwilling to hear his viewpoints simply because he is black. “[S]outhern White radicals vowed to stop implementation of the Obama-care law, leading one to wonder if Tea Party members would oppose affordable healthcare if it came from a nonBlack [sic] President,” she wrote.
In several of her other articles, Browne-Marshall argues that there is a “persistent legally sanctioned terrorism perpetrated by the majority culture against African Americans.” But unsurprisingly, conservatives have slammed her most recent essay and said that Obama has no one to blame but himself for the difficult rollout.
While racism likely plays some role in the resistance towards Obamacare and many of his policies, recent poll numbers show that it’s not just white people in one part of the country opposed to the healthcare plan. A CNN poll from two weeks ago shows that 62% of Americans now oppose the plan. More than 4.7 million Americans have had their health insurance cancelled as a result of the healthcare regime, but only 2.1 million Americans have signed up for Obamacare so far, many of whom have still not received ID numbers.