NAACP President: Black People Worse Off Under Obama

Jessica Chasmar, Washington Times, January 28, 2013

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous said Sunday, perhaps unwittingly, that black Americans “are doing far worse” than when President Obama first took office.

“The country’s back to pretty much where it was when this president started,” Mr. Jealous told MSNBC host David Gregory on “Meet the Press.” ”White people in this country are doing a bit better. Black people are doing far worse.”

The black unemployment rate was 12.7 percent when Mr. Obama took office. While the unemployment rate in the U.S. as a whole is below 8 percent, the Labor Department reported the black jobless rate was up from 12.9 percent to 14 percent for December.


The NAACP, the National Urban League and the National Action Network, among others, met for the second time on Friday to discuss a “black agenda” for the president, Politic365 reports. The coalition stated it will urge Mr. Obama to mention an urban jobs plan in his State of the Union speech on Feb. 12.

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  • So CAL Snowman

    What about an “American agenda” instead of a “black” agenda? Gee I wonder why no one want to be your friend.

    • Johnny Clay

      Want a “black” agenda? Form a black country. Same for anyone else who practices identity politics.

    • Lewis33

      Oh, somebody wants to be their friend. Started their organization for them and everything!

    • Jefferson

      Having pride in being an American is a mostly White thing.That is why your average Black American will feel more culturally at home in Haiti than in North Dakota. Even though Haiti is a foreign country where most people do not speak English and North Dakota is part of the U.S.

      • StillModerated

        Black people won’t go to North Dakota because there are jobs there.

        • Rain Water Systems

          What’s worse, your comment, or the 11 toothless white trash that upped it.

    • ed91

      can’t do that………. it’s all about them you know……….

      don’t believe me? watch the super bowl

  • Some Guy

    Jealous?? Why yes he is. Did you ever notice that the ones with the biggest chip
    on their shoulders are mixed race? Maybe they can take their Black Agenda and
    politic365 to Mickey D’s for some black 365 fries? in order for this country to
    succeed, their citizens need to be Americans not Hyphen-American. No
    special favors, money or jobs for ANYONE!

    • The__Bobster

      In order for this country to succeed, we must remove all hyphenated residents. I refuse to call them Americans.

      • Mike

        “remove” indeed

  • Puggg

    Maybe. And I’m hardly an Obama fan. But how is this Obama’s fault? These are racial differences that always present.

    • The__Bobster

      Shall we start with his administrative amnesty?

      • Puggg

        You have a point, but you almost get the functional equivalents from most Republican presidents.

  • The__Bobster

    ”White people in this country are doing a bit better. Black people are doing far worse.”

    If the white Mr. Jealous thinks things are bad now, just wait until his Savior gives amnesty to 30-38 million squat monster invaders.

    • Johnny Clay

      When all those Mestizos start taking more jobs from Mr. Jealous’s constituency group, what will he say then?

      • ed91

        NAAMP will take the naacp and shake it like a wet dog……..


        • ed91

          that’s the National Association for the Advancement of Mexican People

    • ed91

      and all their relatives………..

    • 48224

      Yeah, but the squat monsters will vote “D” in every election! And when the country fails, blame the “R” people.

  • MekongDelta69

    Hey Ben, does NoBama’s power make you Jealous!! Haha

    You wanted the punk. Now live with the punk.

    (The big problem is we have to live with this punk too, but we don’t have a million exclusionary organizations of the ‘oppressed’ screaming for a “White agenda”.)

    • zimriel


    • CharlesFinley

      What a couple of worthless, vanilla bantus.

  • Jefferson

    Benjamin Jealous is the off spring of a White father and a heavily mixed race light skin Mulato woman.

    Yet politically, Benjamin Jealous is more militantly Black and anti-White than Herman Cain, who resembles a pure unmixed Negro. Now that is some irony right there.

    • Johnny Clay

      Mr. Jealous is whiter than most whites.

    • zimriel

      Not uncommon. L’Ouverture in Saint-Domingue was black and a friend to the whites who stayed on the island. Dessalines was mixed and he slaughtered all the whites.

  • bigone4u

    If blacks are worse off under Obama, it must be because of his white half : – )

    • Pelayo

      I wouldn’t be surprised if they use that excuse. I can see King Samir Shabazz saying that as he and his acolytes are killing White babies in the hospital nursery.

  • StillModerated

    Black people are worse off under Obama, eh? My White friends all suddenly found themselves in the top 2% who got their taxes hiked. And I know very few rich people. Why is that Mr Jealous?

  • anarchyst

    What did blacks expect?? Look at ANY black-run city and the financial shape it’s in . . .

    • It’s either magical thinking, ignorance, denial, or out-right stupidity.
      Take your pick.

      • ed91

        I’ll put $5 on out-right stupidity

        • Tom_in_Miami

          I’d bet on all of them.

        • CharlesFinley

          Definitely! These “people” are outright-mental defectives, in full flight from reality.

  • Jefferson

    Even though Blacks are financially worst off under Obama than they were under Bush, if Obama could run for a 3rd term in 2016, he would still win over 95 percent of the Black vote.

    The poverty rate in Black America could reach great depression levels, and Obama would still have their vote in the bag no matter what.

    • dhs

      True, 95% of the blacks would vote Obama, but fewer blacks would bother to vote.

  • jay11

    Perhaps one day black people will realize that massive, unrestricted immigration was probably the greatest killer of jobs for them in history. Nah, the Dems won’t let them in on that little secret. They don’t need black votes anymore. They stacked the deck with millions of latino interlopers.

    • ed91

      I doubt if blacks will ever realize much of anything

      • dhs

        Actually many blacks, male and female, with whom I have discussed immigration and its impact on them, do realize its negative impact. Unfortunately being black, future possibilities do not effect their present attitudes or actions.

        • guest


      • Pelayo

        IF they accomplish the goal of the “REGIME” they’ll “realize” that the flea cannot survive once all the dogs and cats are gone.

        • ed91

          I’m not so sure that they can/would realize that……

          they might realize ‘today’ is worse than yesterday but that is about the extent of it.

    • Pelayo

      Jobs were never a primary goal for Blacks. The descendents of their ancestors live on the richest ( in natural resources) continent in the world and what in HELL have they accomplished? Wait! I just answered my own question! They turned it into a HELL. South Africa is on the brink of becoming a basket case and Zim is already in the basket.
      They can’t survive without those evil White devils that they’re methodically ( maybe that’s an inappropriate adverb to apply to what they do ) killing them off.

    • Pelayo

      Jobs were never a primary goal for Blacks. The descendents of their ancestors live on the richest ( in natural resources) continent in the world and what in HELL have they accomplished? Wait! I just answered my own question! They turned it into a HELL. South Africa is on the brink of becoming a basket case and Zim is already in the basket.
      They can’t survive without those evil White devils that they’re methodically ( maybe that’s an inappropriate adverb to apply to what they do ) killing them off.

  • SintiriNikos

    I don’t think this Jealous fella really believes blacks are worse off. He just wants to pressure Obama for more goodies.

    • ed91

      I suspect it just a case of they’re never going to stop talking about it…………….

      what’s it you say? whatever you want it be, or in this case, whatever they want it to be……….. they want more of ‘it’ because ‘it’ was done to them and ‘it’s’ not right and blahblahblah…………. ad infinitum

  • jay11

    Mr. Jealous looks less black than Obama. Oh well, even Soledad O’BRIEN calls herself black. Maybe I should call myself black too. If it’s only on forms in the mail or over he internet, who will know. If someone sees a picture of me and say, “Hey, you’re not black!” I can say, “If a black man can become an Irishman or a German or a Swede or a Frenchman, then by golly I, who am descended from all four groups, can certainly become a black man!”

    • Jefferson

      Benjamin Jealous looks like a fatter version of Vince Vaughn. From a phenotype standard, Benjamin Jealous is certainly not the epitome of Blackness. He would definitely stick out like a sore thumb in a crowd of Nigerians.

      But what he lacks in Blackness from a phenotype stand point, he more than makes up for it with his militant left wing Black attitude.

  • pcmustgo

    Ben Jealous (love the name) is another Mulatto who hates his white side. His father was the white one, btw….

    • CharlesFinley

      His mom bangs white dudes! His mom banged her master.

  • Ulick

    Blacks are worse off under Obama simply because he’s the current President. Blacks will be even worse off under the next President, and then even worse under the President following him. The reason? Because the further we get from the date that blacks took control of pockets of this country in the 60s and 70s the worse blacks will be. Blacks left to themselves will always degenerate.

    • Shawn_thefemale

      Blacks haven’t got a clue, though, that they are worse off under this administration, due to the steroid level of arrogance and ‘gettin back at ya whities’ attitude they wear with a bro in the President’s office.

  • Don

    If every black in America, was given 1 billion dollars, I guarantee they would still kill, still hate YT and still scream racism. Yo, we wants 2 billion dollaz. Wats I suppoze to do wits juxt a billion?! I gots 14 kids to feeds dis is raycisss! They will never be satisfied.

    • Luis

      True. Ever notice how the millionaire Bantus in the NBA and NFL still think they’re on the plantation?

      • Pelayo

        And we keep them rich by patronizing the sports. I can’t understand the loyalty of these Whites who can follow a sport whose players for the most part; especially in basketball. aren’t those to whom they can relate.

    • Ed_NY

      And 99% of them would be bankrupt within 3-5 years.

      • Pelayo

        You’re being much too kind. If they got the check on Friday, they’d be broke by Monday.

        • Angry White Woman

          Aw, no, it’d take about a week–remember they don’t get up before noon…

  • Angry White Woman

    Blacks are worse off under Obama? Oh well, maybe they should have thought twice before voting on color lines, and kept voting for the guy with the best haircut like whites… I know I’d rather have some clueless stuffed shirt with a white face up at the top, rather than a brown-faced, clueless, stuffed shirt, racist, Marxist who is likely to take this country off the rails–and has. (Actually I’d prefer a white man with some brains, but we’re not likely to get that.)

    • CharlesFinley

      No more white men from here on out.

      No, next is something like a gas-huffing, polysexual Cambodian-American quadriplegic.
      Or maybe just some Mexican.

      • Pelayo

        Whose wife is a mixed race lesbian and a functioning crack addict. That pretty much covers all the preferred folks.

  • purestocles

    “The coalition stated it will urge Mr. Obama to mention an urban jobs plan…”

    They could begin by hanging nets on all the inner city basketball courts. And maybe sweeping up all the broken glass lining the courts as well.

    For some reason, these jobs are never taken care of by the neighborhood community.

    • MAJ

      What – an urban jobs plan? What business could operate, much less survive, in an inner-city black hell-hole? An urban jobs plan is to take more White money and transfer to our urban friends to do what they do best – nothing.

  • StillModerated


    Now Apes Are Called People,
    Negroes Ain’t Always Cocking Pistols,
    Ns Always Agitating Complaining and Protesting,
    Ns Are America’s Crime Problem

    Ns Are Always Crying Prejudice

    The Urban Dictionary is the source of the above merriment.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Well, Mr. Jealous, welcome to reality!!

    Maybe you should tell your minions to stop voting for pro-open borders and pro-amnesty candidates like 0bama and the pro-open borders, pro-amnesty black caucus:

    Maxine Waters, grade = F
    Emanuel Cleaver = F –
    GK Butterfield = F
    Yvette Clarke =F –
    Andre Carson = D –

    Even Emanuel Cleaver admits: “With 14% unemployment, if we had a white president we’d be marching around the White House. The president knows we are going to act in deference to him in a way we wouldn’t to someone White.”

    And Maxine Waters: “If we go after the president too hard, you’re going after us.”

    Better for black leaders to tell their constituents that their biggest threat is “Racist, White, America” than the tens of millions of low-skilled Mexican immigrants pouring over the borderRe who are replacing blacks in the job market and driving them out of their neighborhoods through violence.

    You’ll find no sympathy here, Mr. Jealous.


  • seek

    Mr. Jealous, who certainly lives up to his last name, isn’t aware, or at any rate doesn’t seem to want others to be aware, that our nation has had a black agenda for the last 50 years. That’s kind of the problem.

  • This whole country has been run under a “black agenda” for a long, long time. That is in part why we are in this mess. How bout blacks put forth an agenda that actually addresses the problems they cause for themselves. Nah, too hard, easier to blame whitey and ask for more money to “fix” their problems.

    • StillModerated

      For a people who boast that they built not only the pyramids, but also the USA, they sure seem to have let their neighborhoods turn to ruin.

      For some reason this clip form Monty Python comes to mind.

      • Howard W. Campbell

        You couldn’t produce a Monty Python type program on TV now, some of their acts hit too close to home. It took Spike Lee to produce the movie “Bamboozled”. This has to be the funniest part of the movie (it is so dead on).

    • ed91

      civil rights bill- 1964

  • George

    Others have noted that America is already run by a black agenda. If you want to see the startling numbers on Americans’ total indebtedness, and inability to pay for the social spending this black agenda entails, check out James’ Delingpole’s latest blog on the Daily Telegraph (Britain’s top-selling quality daily).

    The last three paragraphs are very well written, indeed.

  • falsedawn

    Rule of thumb is, black people are always “worse off.”

  • selective affirmative action

    Well apparently it didn’t matter did it since he took a white mans top position but is that not the way race based racist Affirmative Action works ? They voted the incompetent closet homosexual socialist back in office over the proven highly experienced competent business job developer Mitt Romney. When will Obama come out out of the closet himself since he has turned America into a homosexual nation and now working on allowing homo Boy Scouts leaders back in so apparently he is a pedophile promoter too.

    What if Affirmative Action was used in the NBA or NFL that have been stole from the white man who invented it all? That wouldnt work would it? Only the top and best are starters in pro sports or any sport level proving double standards.

    Double standards aka Affirmative Action work as long as it takes white male positions only and knock them out of the saddle in the institutions they invented and created.

  • Ed_NY

    I don’t see too many blacks getting in row boats to go to Haiti. Thats what the future of this country looks like, that little piece of paradise in the Caribbean.

  • CharlesFinley

    That boy is BARELY a boog. A nappy-headed cracker, really.
    And that’s what you get, racemixers…just a bunch of over-compensating, watered-down knee-growes with inferiority complexes because they’re not authentic jiggs. Ask barry hussein soetorobama…… That dainty strut and wanna-be-MLK-“drawl” are so contrived, it’s pathetic.

  • blacks cant rule

    Black people are always worse off under black leaders. This is proven. Wheres a single known exception? Name one single place on the planet where they are better off under black rule. Even heard of Haiti? Africa? Caribbeans in general? Look at this idiot spending America into red ink oblivion and turning it into a complete 3rd world with his illegal peasant legalization and Bushites. Same for the white race and South Africa is proof of that too along with any other place taken over by blacks evn in America where big cities are subsidized in waste. While blacks on a personal basis can be fine there is no question that overall its collectively a sorry race.

    Did they intentionally also conveniently forget whites are worse off under a black or even half black Obama too? Whites will always worse off when some freak of nature like Obama occurs and gets smuggled into the top job by the pc age and atheist Marxist radical left to rule over a white nation.

    Obama is a mistake kust like slavery was. Misguided idiot white liberals caused this and just like slavery, there may be no way out for whites ever and they may be stuck with this permanently unless they decided to wise up and split.

    Why are 4 and 4 not involved right now in session to split up America into Red and Blue instead including all assets etc? Blue can then legalize all the illegals they desire. Is the hated race traitor Bush factor still damaging the real conservatives and TP?

  • Howard W. Campbell

    There was a story this morning that Zimbabwe has just $217 in the bank. Imagine that, Robert Mugabe was supposed to lead them to the promised land of no more Ian Smith (or Hendrik Verwoerd in SA). Now, to cover the bills, they may be forced to invite the Chinese in to assist in extracting the vast wealth that is under their feet. Granted Zimbabwe couldn’t dig more than 10 feet down without White or Asian help. Gee, what can possibly go wrong with inviting the Chinese in to assist with these projects?

    In a few years, you will hear of atrocities in that country that make will apartheid look like a walk in the park. Even if Obama announces his new dictatorship and is still in office after January 20th, 2017, what will the US do about it; not a thing! We still need China to produce all of the crap we buy at big-box mart and subsidize our debt (until they have had enough).

    • $217 of which currency? Our quantitatively eased dollar, or Zimbabwe’s quantitatively disappeared dollar?

  • josj

    God bless Ben Jealous! He will lead us to the promised land! All you white crackazz better get on board!!InVEST in the black community!!

  • mobilebay

    Get used to it…Obama doesn’t care about anyone but himself. The great amnesty of 2013 will not be for humanitarian reasons. It will be for votes for the giveaway party. Simple as that. The rest of us will just have to hang on until Americans wise up enough to get someone in office who prefers Americans to the third world invaders.

    • mobilebay

      Sorry for the misspelling

  • Pelayo

    I suppose that Obama’s Presidency would solidify their entitlement status and they saw it as a right to be even less productive and more destructive than they already are.