3 Things Barack Obama has done for Blacks

Written by MCJStaff   // July 15, 2012   // Comments Off

Recently, writer (Terrell Jermaine Starr) did an article (Newsone) on beloved actor Jimmy Walkers Obama views while being interviewed on the O’Reilly Factor. Of course, the mere fact that Jimmy Walker was even on O’Reilly’s show gives you a clue that Walker was likely going to bash Obama in some way or another. Walker did imply that Obama was a nice guy, but blacks are mainly voting for Obama because he’s black and will not be voting Obama and he didn’t in the past. So in response to that, heres at least 3 reasons blacks are proud of Obama administrations dealings with us.

 

1) Obama Signed The Crack Cocaine Bill (Fair Sentencing Act)

Crack users are disproportionately sentenced to longer jail terms than those who use powder. This unfair-sentencing practice has historically punished African Americans more severely than their White counterparts who tend to use cocaine. With the signing of the Fair Sentencing Act, though, President Obama narrowed that disparity significantly.

2) Obama Expanded Funding For HBCUs

In February of this year, President Obama signed an executive order increasing funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to $850 million over the next 10 years. The funding is being administered through the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities that was, ironically, started by the late Ronald Reagan.

3) Obama Awarded $1.2 Billion To Black Farmers

President Obama’s administration oversaw the $1.2 billion settlement awarded to Black farmers who have been denied loans and assistance by the Agricultural Department for decades.

 


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