Tavis Smiley: Black People Are Not Better Off Under Obama
By Black Men In America.com Staff Writer
Last week Tavis Smiley, who seems to show up more frequently on the FOX News Channel appeared on the Sean Hannity Show. While discussing the government shutdown the conversation shifted near the end of the interview.
Host Hannity: “Are black Americans better off five years into the Obama presidency?”
Smiley: “Let me answer your question very forthrightly: No, they are not,” Smiley said. “The data is going to indicate, sadly, that when the Obama administration is over, black people will have lost ground in every single leading economic indicator category.”
Smiley: “On that regard,” he added, “the president ought to be held responsible.”
Smiley: “I respect the president. I will protect the president. And I will correct the president. He’s right on this government shutdown. Republicans are thwarting the rule of law with the Constitution. If they let this debt go into default, they’re trampling again on the Constitution.”