Cornel West Says Obama Has Failed The Poor

November 12, 2010  |  

(Black Voice News) — Praised for his “ferocious moral vision” Cornel West wasted little time living up to his reputation as, one of America’s most provocative public intellectuals. Speaking to a crowd of more than 1,000 people at Riverside City College on Friday afternoon, the fiery orator took direct aim at President Barack Obama’s policies toward the poor and working class calling them ‘elitist and disappointing’.  “There’s a Black man on top and millions of Black folks in the basement,” said West.  “I applaud his brilliance and charisma, he changed the image of America, but where is the discourse on jobs for the working class and poor. He’s giving speeches in Detroit but I won’t hear him talking about that city’s 25 percent unemployment among Black men. Job creation has been pushed to the margins.” he said.

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