Bears Coach Lovie Smith: Blacks Should Overlook Unemployment and Show Up Strong for Obama
Lovie Smith, head coach of the Chicago Bears said that he understands the frustrations that many African Americans have with the Obama Administration. Â But the coach has called on the black community toÂ Â â€œbe patient and look into the future,â€ and support President Obama as a black man.
â€œOur futureâ€™s looking bright, because I trust the man whoâ€™s leading us. And that man is Barack Obama,â€ said Smith.Â â€œI have the presidentâ€™s back, and itâ€™s up to us as African-Americans to show that we have his back also.â€
According to a recent ABC News -Washington Post poll, ninety-six percent of African American voters approve of the way the president is handling his job. Â Three percent do not. Â Recent unemployment data has shown that black unemployment is still at a starting 14.1 percent, worsening under the Obama Administration. Â White unemployment has improved under President Obama.
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