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What Have the Obama’s Contributed Besides Lighthearted Symbolism?

Official portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama in the Green Room of the White House, Feb. 12, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.
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Mrs. Obama with Secret Service Agent Allen.

Michelle Obama has a Netflix documentary, Becoming, has anyone noticed that the Obama’s black staff are in less important roles such as her secret service agent? While more important roles are filled by white people such as her Chief of Staff (Susan Sher). Not that it isn’t African-American members of her staff but they are in service roles such as her Secret Service agent. As the Obama’s are aware it is systematic oppression that exists from blacks getting opportunities and their staff didn’t reflect this problem.

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Obama with fashion designer Jason Wu.

Even the fashion designers that Mrs. Obama gave light too weren’t African-American. Designers that she put in the national spotlight such as Brandon Maxwell, Jason Wu and Sophia Theallet. Don’t you think it is odd that the first African-American First Lady didn’t propel any black designers to the spotlight?

Not to mention that the Obama presidency was a disaster for middle-class black families. Housing policies which led to millions of families homes being lost. A President whose legacy was a disaster for middle-class wealth in the country. From 2007-2016, the average wealth of the bottom 99 percent fell by $4,500. During the same period, the wealth of the top 1% rose to $4.9 million.

What have the Obama’s done but provide inspiration? While doing little in regards to policies to help African-American’s in the process. So enjoy Becoming on Netflix, but as the 2020 election approaches and African-American’s consider casting votes for Joe Biden, remember that the Obama Presidency’s weak policies did little to expand the racial wealth gap and if you think that the Biden Presidency is going to do more for African-American’s you haven’t been paying attention.

Check out this video discussing how the Obama Presidency failed Black Americans.

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