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.