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African-American Activists Declare Obama Is ‘Hurtful’ To Black Race

A surprising video released last week show several African-American activists from Obama’s hometown of Chicago declaring that he should resign. The video was released by a website called Rebel Pundit and was filmed shortly after Obama gave his State of the Union address last week. The activists said that the president had done more harm than good towards the black community and that he was only inflicting further damage with his recent actions.

“[We would] probably be better off with you cutting your presidency off right now. Just quit!” said one young activist. “Because if this what you call helping us, then stop helping us.” Although the activists don’t directly state their political affiliation, it appears that at least some of them are liberal-leaning. However, one man who spoke on camera said that their beliefs had nothing to do with party lines.

“This is one of the most Democratic cities. But it’s one of the largest cities where they’re starving our people out,” he says. “I say to the president that you have done a grave disservice to us, and you’d be better — just go ahead and step down.”

A Pew Poll taken just before the State of the Union address showed that 90 percent of African-American voters support the President and are happy with the job he has done. However, several African-American activist groups have posted YouTube videos expressing dissatisfaction with Obamacare and it appears that this number may be dwindling. “[He] has been more hurtful to the black race than he has been helpful,” said one activist. “For a lot of symbolic reasons a lot of people accept that — or should I say, most well-to-do blacks or those that think they’re better off — they accept that for symbolic reasons. But those of us at the bottom of the ladder, they don’t accept that.”

(Photo: AP)

 

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