“Is Barack Obama Black Power?



Obama is being presented to African people in this time of extreme crisis — when Africans would be looking for solutions other than through the system that has created all of our problems — as the solution. We are told that he brings “change we can believe in.” Never mind that he is the U.S. presidential candidate who has received the most funds from Wall Street. Nevermind that his advisors include Penny Pritzker, who made riches through the subprime crisis that is making Africans homeless now, and Zbigniew Brzezinski, who as former U.S. president James Earl Carter’s national security advisor created the modern jihad to destroy the Soviet Union.

But does Obama actually represent a solution to the conditions of African people? Up to now, Barack Obama has refused to speak to the conditions African people face. The one time he was forced to mention African people — following statements made by his pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright — he only glossed over them, equating the experience of African people, who exist as a domestic colony within U.S. borders, with that of working-class white people who feel “anger over welfare and affirmative action.


So what solution would Barack Obama’s election as U.S. president mean for Africans suffering under unbearable conditions in what is being called a “post-racial” society?”


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