First and foremost, let me say that I unequivocally support President Obama’s re-election.
However, as an African-American business owner in a city that has the highest poverty rate of any large city in the United States (27%), I take issue with his comment to the Black Caucus this past weekend, “stop complaining.”
As I watch city, state and federal contracts and development projects being given without any significant minority (black) participation at all, it is not a complaint but a scream for help that the president should be hearing. This condition will result in the continued decline of viable African American businesses, which will ensure the increase in the 27% poverty rate.
I have no problem marching with the president, as long as he is marching with me to end this economic genocide that we as a people are engulfed in.
-William R. Miller, IV