Obama being the first black president was a joke.
During Barack Obama’s first presidential election all anyone cared about was having the first black president to show how much our country has grown from the days of segregation. What a joke! If anything the country is more divided now than ever before and the black community doesn’t like Obama anymore than Republicans do.
One black college professor makes a comment about the difference between Obama and Trump when it comes to historically black colleges that just goes to show how little Obama did for the black community.
Realistically, the best way to judge a man is by his actions, not his words (or the words as interrupted by a biased media). When applying that standard, Trump is obviously far from a bigot. That’s why even though Trump has been painted as a threat to minorities in America, one prominent black leader isn’t buying it.
Following his inauguration, Trump’s most overt outreach to African Americans has been his efforts to woo students and leaders of black colleges that were founded in the years after the Civil War and today consist of 101 public and private schools nationwide.
“For [President] Obama, people expected him to come in and fix everything — especially for black people. … But he never campaigned strongly for HBCUs,” said Walter Kimbrough, president of Dillard University in New Orleans, using the common abbreviation for the schools.
Trump’s efforts to reach out to historically black colleges has been a surprise to many. However, the work is starting to pay dividends, and administrators are starting to notice. So much so, in fact, that Kimbrough went on to say that Trump has been better than Obama in this regard:
In the first four months of this presidency, the Trump administration has been far more responsive to our community than the past administration,” Taylor said. “I, for one, judge people by what they do — not what they say.”