Don't mistake Obama's high approval among blacks for a free ride

(Author's Note: This is an excerpt of my weekly column in

We already know that the U.S. economy is continuing to struggle and forcing families and communities and states to make tough decisions. What is also known is that it’ll take years for the unemployment rate to dip below 9 percent much less get back to the low rates enjoyed during the Bush administration (clearly I’m referring to those previous to the 2008 recession). But what intrigues me is when we look deeper at the unemployment rate in the black community -- above 15 percent, much higher than the 9.5 percent for the general population -- and how that is affecting the standard of living and, more important, attitudes about their future and President Obama’s leadership.

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By: John S. Wilson

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