Many feel the president has neglected the African American community, but should he be black first, and president second?
Last week, BET began running an anti-Obama ad sponsored by Pivot Point, a conservative PAC. In the ad, two young African Americans ask, as Janet Jackson famously put it, “What have you done for me lately?” They criticize the president for cutting aid to black colleges, and say, “His support of gay marriage is a slap in the face for people of faith.”
Wayne Perryman, an African American, Washington-state-based pastor, worked with the PAC to create the ad.
Perryman feels that African Americans are blindly supporting Barack Obama, simply because he is black, and that they should not support the president in his bid for reelection because he has done little to address the specific needs of African Americans during his four years in office.
“Our communities are in deplorable condition. Sometimes I watch TV and weep,” says Perryman. “African Americans are so loyal to a party and a black man that they ignore the condition of their people. Everyone had hope that with this first black president our issues would be addressed, but [Obama] blatantly turned against specific things that blacks had requested.”
h/t Boys’ Mom