Are US Blacks doing better or worse under Obama?

According to Professor Frederick Harris of New York's Columbia University, the Obama presidency has marked the decline of black political vision and the centuries old legacy of resistance and struggle against racial inequality and injustice.

There are more than 900,000 Black men in American prisons. The unemployment rate for African Americans is 13 percent compared with 7 percent of whites. The poverty rate for African Americans is at 28 percent while 37 percent of black children are poor.

Is Obama or Romney better for the Caribbean?

It appears that regardless of who wins the US presidential elections, there will be little change in US policy towards the Caribbean. As one observer notes, "...the Obama Presidency has not been helpful to the region and in some ways it has been harmful particularly in the financial services sector, in climate change, and in a lack of responsiveness to development needs. 

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