“When it comes to the economy, when it comes to inequality, when it comes to wealth, when it comes to the challenges that inner cities experience, he (Martin Luther King Jr.) would say that we have not made as much progress as the civil and social progress that we’ve made, and that it’s not enough just to have a black President, it’s not enough just to have a black syndicated radio show host.”
We couldn’t agree more with the president.
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In light of this sobering observation we have put together a list of five things President Obama can do to help advance the interests of black America, just as he and past presidents have advanced the welfare of other groups of Americans.
In the spirit of journalistic objectivity, we thought it would be best to put forward recommendations from known scholars, leaders, journalists, political activists and Obama allies to make the point.