“food stamp president” have been used by these candidates to describe the black community when Juan Williams inquired about their views on not having a large population that consisted of blacks to support them during the presidential campaign. Of course as any sane human being, I too would not stand by anyone that was labeling me as“entitlement society” or having poor work ethic. President Obama has marked his place in history as being the first black president of the United States. When he first became president, the black community especially felt that there were going to be strong changes made that would benefit them. It makes sense that they would stand behind president Obama in the elections because he hasn’t made racial comments about their work ethic or
the way they “feed off of the government.” It was very obvious through the language of the GOP candidates that they feel that the black community is lazy and wants to get free aid from the government. They have even suggested that black people should not collect food stamps but instead go work as janitors if the have to and if they need to send their teenage children to do the same it should be done. What I would like to say to that is whatabout those who are disabled? Should they also go work as janitors? Food stamps aren’t just given out to just anyone asking for it, there is process that is required for everyone to go through, and if you are qualified, you will then be receiving aid from the government. It was really disappointing yet eye-opening to read this article because the racist and ignorant comments that have been made throughout the article is a huge issue. Poverty and unemployment that permeate in minority communities are real issues that should not be ridiculed but rather be addressed by the GOP candidates.
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- Spring '14
- President of the United States, Juan Williams