Sunday Best Chicago

Fiddling Away Black Futures

Most black politicians, ministers, civil rights advocates and professionals support Hillary Clinton’s quest for the presidency. Whoever becomes the next president, whether it’s a Democrat or Republican, will mean little or nothing in terms of solutions to major problems that confront many black people. We’ve already seen that even a black president means little or nothing. Politics and political power cannot significantly improve the lives of most black people and may even be impediments.

  • Dana Garcia

    Even if black kids were to snap out of ghetto-think and become good students, it wouldn’t help, given the larger forces negatively affecting jobs — namely outsourcing, immigration and now automation.

    It’s unfortunate that the debate about unemployment has become so racialized. The effects are wide ranging. The race talk distracts from a larger problem.

  • Dave

    “even a black president” Ha!

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I think blacks are screwed no matter what.
    Think about it.
    They are in a post-industrial society with an average IQ of 85.
    There is not much place for them anymore.
    We can pretend and say nice things, and blame the breakup of the family, but we all know that’s not really true.
    The planet has just passed them by.