Some African-Americans Say Obama Failing to Help Black Community

March 19, 2010  |  
(Chicago Tribune) After turning out in record numbers to help elect the first black president, some African-Americans have begun to criticize President Barack Obama for failing to develop economic and social policies targeting the black community, which has suffered disproportionately from the recession.

The debate over whether the president should address a “black agenda” has deeply divided African-Americans and created a rift between some civil rights activists who prefer to work behind the scenes with the president and prominent leaders who have chosen to voice their concerns publicly.

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