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30 thoughts on “Did Obama Disappoint the Black Community by Not Taking a Stand in Ferguson?

  1. Norbert Washington says:

    He is the president of the United States not a black man. His color should not be the subject matter. He represents all Americans but he cannot also be expected to micromanage the government. He did the right thing as president he is not an political activists.

  2. Norbert Washington Forget then he is black, and answer the question in that regard. black citizens being killer by racist killer cops, what should he do? He addressed the children murdered at Sandy Hook. More black children being killed.

  3. John Edebiri says:

    I guess if he was a Arab or Asian, he would have done better. Its only blacks that don't put their people first. SHAME ON BLACK AMERICA!!!

  4. Theresa 'Tammie' Parrott says:

    'We are a nation based on the rule of law so we need to accept that this was the special jury’s decision to make.' President Barack Obama.

    This statement is so not true! Not only the police shootings, but Wall Street and this countries obsession with destabilizing other countries (international laws).

    One incident stands out in my mind, The Murder of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark in Chicago. Yes, it happened in 1969, but that's not the point. The point is they were murdered by law enforcement. The FBI, Illinois State Police and the Chicago Police department. Not only law enforcement, politicians were involved. It has been proven they were murdered, but no one was ever charged.

    The President can make the case for immigration, “If you look at the history of immigration in this country, each successive wave there have been periods where the folks who were already here have said, ‘Well I don’t want those folks,’” Obama said. “Even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans.” But he can't say that there is a long history of police brutality against Black people in this country? It's the truth!

    Not only President Obama, but Black America, should have raised our voices and stood for TRUTH during the media's attack on Rev. Wright. What was said in his sermon was TRUTH, HISTORY and we allowed history to be swept under the rug, AGAIN!

    I by no means support bad behavior, Mike Brown Jr. took cigars he didn't pay for (Theft) and he pushed the store clerk (Battery). But when you read about the prosecutor, govenor and the history of the police departments in that area, there is reason to distrust what happened. The grand jury makeup, 9 whites, 3 blacks.

    NO, WE DON'T NEED TO ACCEPT THE SPECIAL JURY'S DECISION!

  5. Bwire Vincent says:

    Mike Brown didn't die for taking cigars he didn't pay for (Theft) or pushing the store clerk (Battery).

  6. Bwire Vincent says:

    Yeah?

    Wait 'till he get's arrested for trespassing, on his last day at the white house …

  7. Bwire Vincent says:

    Obama is, a Politician first, White second…… Oh, and, Black third.

  8. Theresa 'Tammie' Parrott says:

    Never said he did!

  9. He can only do so much guy, with all these racist Republicans, he'd probably get called using the race card for sticking up for Travonne, similar things have happened, the man with Asthma being choked to death, but they'd say well they didn't know. This one is probably the most similar to Travonne's case since he was killed and shot so many times. Barack Obama and the National Bar Association are looking to get Wilson arrested.

  10. Joyce Johns says:

    We do have to accept the grand jury decision because it followed the law. That doesn't mean we can't work to change the law or effect other needed change. I think the president spoke carefully to avoid affecting the ongoing federal investigations, legally or politically. We should not be distracted or too sensitive; we should keep focused and just keep moving forward – in thoughts and positive action.

  11. Mark Calland says:

    We don't and won't accept the verdict of the grand jury, because it wasn't based in law it was purposely led to a false acquittal by a prosecutor who doesn't care about this community and wanted to save a white cops ass
    Joyce Johns

  12. Pam A Jack says:

    the grand jury decided not to take the case to court because of the evidence that they had; they did not say the police did his job or was correct.I agree with most of the comments Dyson said.

  13. Heyward Johnson says:

    Why does that only apply to Black people and it's parroted by some Black folks who like trained monkeys agree with the status quo.

  14. Omg, please do yourself some good by researching what Obama has done for everyone else but Black. He quickly defended a white woman who was called names for wanting free birth control, quickly came to the defense of a white woman Taylor Swift bcuz Kante made an truthful comment to her, he pushed the Lily Ledbetter Act (white woman), put a first Hispanic woman on the Supreme Court along with another white woman, he's so committed and unafraid to advocate and be out spoken for Hispanics and immigration, he signed legislation to give Native Americans additional reparations in the millions for reparations against them, he with the stroke of his pen sent billions more in aid for Jews. What has he done for Blacks? He told us " I am not the President of Black America" which has totally been backed by his lack of support and unwillingness to support the very people (Blacks) who put him in office and allowed him to disrespect them which is why we see the escalation of murder, hate and violence hate against Blacks. You said " he is the President, not a Black man"? Smh…

  15. Correction additional reparations in the millions for discrimination (not reparations)

  16. Jaigo Jaided says:

    Antonio Norwood Bullshit

  17. Bwire Vincent says:

    Joyce Johns Hmm. Let's take a look at the grand jury composition; 12 jurors (NINE Whites and 3 Blacks). Number of votes needed to pass a decision, NINE!

    Not to mention the fact that the prosecutor's father had been killed by a Black man.

    Open your eyes, woman.

  18. Bwire Vincent says:

    Antonio Norwood Like I said, he is White, second.

    What's wrong with using the race card, anyway?

  19. Bwire Vincent says:

    Obama is not Black.

  20. Sadieh Mbye says:

    Why 9whites3blacks?How many blacks live in Ferguson ?

  21. Bob Johnson says:

    Let's talk turkey, especially with Thanksgiving just behind us. No, President Obama didn't disappoint me. The people of Ferguson disappointed me, not by protesting, not by looting, not by staring down the militarized police force sent to keep order and intimidate peaceful protesters.

    No, what disappointed me was the stand that black Ferguson didn't take before they were forced to take a stand.

    What disappointed me was black Ferguson's apparent lack of interest in the political process, a process that would have allowed them to place their own leaders, and thereby their own concerns, interest, and needs, before Ferguson's city council, Ferguson's school board, and Missouri's governorship.

    If you give over your leadership to others, they will lead, but perhaps not in the direction that serves your best interest. The Pied Piper was also a leader, which is why it's paramount that we select our own leaders rather than allow others to select them for us.

    There are other black Fergusons throughout our nation, and they should all take notice of what happens to a community, a city, or a region, when you abdicate responsibility for yourself.

    How can we expect the President, be he white or black, to do for us what we fail to do for ourselves–organize and present our own interests to the existing power structure, using the methods available, the voting booth being one.

    We shouldn't wait to take a stand, we should take a stand now, and perhaps we won't find it necessary to take a stand when standing can hurt more than our feet.

  22. "Where are we on race relations today"? He means, where are we on white people terrorizing black folks today?

  23. Yahya Ibn Muldrow says:

    Antonio Norwood why is it okay for Obama to stand up for Jews (Israelis) and for Mexicans (immigration), other races, but it's called using the race card if he stand up for his own? Is it not the race card for other races? Oh, as long as it is not his own race he can take a stand for any other race and interest groups. And I forgot he takes a stand for gays too.

  24. Yahya Ibn Muldrow says:

    Why is it okay for Obama to stand up for Jews (Israelis) and for Mexicans (immigration), other races, but it's called using the race card if he stand up for his own? Is it not the race card for other races? Oh, as long as it is not his own race he can take a stand for any other race and interest groups. And I forgot he takes a stand for gays too.

  25. Yahya Ibn Muldrow You guys both are missing my point. The majority of people here are white. Congress who have more power overall than the President, but not sure on that anymore since he went over their heads as best he good with this immigration protection system using a law they didn't want Democrats to know about. Republicans as you see how they won over the Senate and House this election with manipulating the media, making Democrats not want to show support for Obama, but facts show he is at least one of our top 2 Presidents in modern times (It's Obama and Bill for modern times at least). With this immigration move, he is getting so much hate, if the immigration was about blacks, Republicans could use that to manipulate the majority of people who vote, i.e. older people. The ones who don't look up statistics on a computer, and believe everything on the news.

  26. Bwire Vincent says:

    Antonio Norwood The only thing Obama owes Black America is the vote as opposed to other minority groups, like LGBT and Latino community who voted for him, as well as financed his campaign.

  27. Diamond Ross says:

    Joyce Johns ,no we don't have to accept the grand jury decision it did not followed the law. that law was of 1920s' if you run the police have the right to shoot you, differ laws was hand to the jury, That was unjust. The jury never had a chance, they was told. base what to do'….giving a paper on the law, that stool for slave…. their was no just in that…..They was frame''' from the begin on how to vote. not how they felt was right…Their right was play on

  28. Diamond Ross says:

    Joyce Johns ,no we don't have to accept the grand jury decision it did not followed the law. that law was of 1920s' if you run the police have the right to shoot you, differ laws was hand to the jury, That was unjust. The jury never had a chance, they was told. base what to do'….giving a paper on the law, that stool for slave…. their was no just in that…..They was frame''' from the begin on how to vote. not how they felt was right…Their right was play on

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