DO YOU BELIEVE PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS PAID ENOUGH ATTENTION TO BLACK AMERICA? Not at all. As a matter of fact, that's part of why I hesitate [to fully endorse him]. I don't think he's paid enough attention to black America. And there's so many reasons why he should. We have the largest prison population in the world, made up mostly of people of color. Nobody in his Cabinet sits to look at this phenomenon. He doesn't talk very much about the poor. Certainly talks about the middle class — and that is not to be dismissed, but it was not meant to suffocate all other issues.
There's more to America than just how well the middle class does. So everybody gets rich, but where is the emotional, the philosophical, the social sense? What are we going to use that middle-class power to do? Who do we serve other than ourselves? Very narcissistic, self-serving stuff.
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