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BET Founder To O’Reilly: Obama Getting A Pass From Blacks, O’Reilly Pushes Back On ‘Institutionalized Racism’by Josh Feldman | 8:58 pm, April 3rd, 2013 video » 143 comments
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Johnson explained to O’Reilly why Obama has consistently gotten overwhelming support among African-Americans despite high unemployment figures.
“African-Americans have immense pride in President Obama as a president. They see it as a major accomplishment in this country and embracing an African-American leader. And they’re positive and hopeful, probably, more than anything, that his leadership will make their lives better.”However, Johnson told O’Reilly that black unemployment has been higher than the national average for decades. O’Reilly cited statistic showing black unemployment under eight percent in 2000, and how under Obama it has risen from 10-14 percent. He asserted that the “primary problem in the African-American community is out-of-wedlock birth.”
Johnson disagreed, saying it’s a combination of many factors, including the U.S.’ “legacy of long-term, institutionalized racism.” He cited the drastic wealth gap between white and black Americans, saying that African-Americans are generally the “last hired and the first fired.” When O’Reilly asked if these instances are more do to with performance than color, Johnson said that when a societal problem exists like this for 50 years, there’s more at work “than just the failure of the family.”
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