Barack Obama was criticized by African Americans as many others declare he wasn’t. There’s an entire book by a powerful, respectful black writer, Eric Jerome Dyson, who says the former prez didn’t represent us or do enough for us. And worse, he accused Obama of demeaning us.
Other African Americans complain of the same issues though he rightfully committed himself to represent all citizens. The critics continue to assail the first president whose black, and they expect much without paying homage for what he’s accomplished on the national and world stage.
Obama had a heavy burden not to exclude the most vile and racial discrimination he endured. Just imagine being the most powerful leader in the free world fighting inner and outer worlds — racial on one front and intra-racial demands from blacks on the other and nary a scandal without praise.
Meanwhile it was erroneous for blacks who say he neglected us, and of whites who accuse him of being president for blacks.
“You’ve had the president for eight years now it’s our turn,” says some Caucasions. Yeah like 200 years? White. White. White and vice presidents.
You don’t miss your water till the bucket is empty.
Oh, by the way, Mr. Dyson could have and should have had something positive about “Yes, we did” like the 15 or other white writers. I’m not going to trash Dyson’s book. I think people should read it and “like it” or not.