As reported by Crystal Wright of, according to the Congressional Black Caucus chairman Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver, the “pride” felt regarding President Obama’s socially constructed blackness is more important than holding him accountable for failing to address the social and economic needs of African Americans.  Because he’s “black,” he is excused from accountability and criticism.

2 thoughts on “Pride in Blackness Trumps Obama’s Failed Record

  1. Great Article Starlette. I agree with the article and the disappointment in Cleaver. I am going to tweet this and post it to facebook, because information like this needs to be seen by all people. Being a young black man, I was asked often if I was voting for Obama and continue to get told he’s “my” president. Disappointing article to read. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

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