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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFanti View Post
    I'm still waiting for Liberals to stay true to their word about supporting us POC and stepping down from their various positions in favor of POC...
    I.E., "Walk your talk"....
    I think a bit more detail might help me understand your post/complaint.


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    Double post, sorry


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFanti View Post
    I'm still waiting for Liberals to stay true to their word about supporting us POC and stepping down from their various positions in favor of POC...
    I.E., "Walk your talk"....
    I am not aware of any previous promises from liberals to step down from their positions in favor of POC. I’m not saying that this hasn’t occurred, just that I havent heard about this. Are these elected positions? Appointed positions? How would this even work? When someone resigns, they generally are not in charge of naming their replacement. What is an example of a situation where this might be able to happen? Link?

    However, we could talk about what has Biden done so far… some things that help ‘everyone’, but in some cases, particularly boost the black community:

    Dramatically lowered the price of insulin - should be kicking in around now. I believe blacks in the US are disproportionately affected by diabetes, statistically.

    Student loan debt relief, which disproportionately affects minorities. Student debt is a racial justice issue because wealth is generational (a vast amount of wealth is inherited, and blacks were obviously set back in this regard, historically). When Dad can’t pay for your college, you take out loans.

    Appointment of the first black woman to the Supreme Court. Representation matters.

    The lowest black unemployment rate on record. Black wealth up 60% compared to pre-Covid stats. There are a ton of economic accomplishments at the link, probable none of them are exclusive to blacks, none of them have the word black in their title, but nonetheless many these policies disproportionately affect blacks in a positive way:

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-...the-country-2/



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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFanti View Post
    I'm still waiting for Liberals to stay true to their word about supporting us POC and stepping down from their various positions in favor of POC...
    I.E., "Walk your talk"....
    Some facts for you.

    25% of the current Congress identifies as non-white, compared to 41% of the population. It is mainly Hispanics who are under-represented: Blacks have about the same share as in the general population.
    https://www.pewresearch.org/short-re...nic-diversity/

    80% of the non-white representatives are Democrats and 20% Republican. So about 40% of Democrat reps are non-white, close to their share of the population, but only 10% of Republicans.

    Do you still want to tell us the problem is liberals not practising what they preach?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke Warm View Post
    I am not aware of any previous promises from liberals to step down from their positions in favor of POC. I’m not saying that this hasn’t occurred, just that I havent heard about this. Are these elected positions? Appointed positions? How would this even work? When someone resigns, they generally are not in charge of naming their replacement. What is an example of a situation where this might be able to happen? Link?

    However, we could talk about what has Biden done so far… some things that help ‘everyone’, but in some cases, particularly boost the black community:

    Dramatically lowered the price of insulin - should be kicking in around now. I believe blacks in the US are disproportionately affected by diabetes, statistically.

    Student loan debt relief, which disproportionately affects minorities. Student debt is a racial justice issue because wealth is generational (a vast amount of wealth is inherited, and blacks were obviously set back in this regard, historically). When Dad can’t pay for your college, you take out loans.

    Appointment of the first black woman to the Supreme Court. Representation matters.

    The lowest black unemployment rate on record. Black wealth up 60% compared to pre-Covid stats. There are a ton of economic accomplishments at the link, probable none of them are exclusive to blacks, none of them have the word black in their title, but nonetheless many these policies disproportionately affect blacks in a positive way:

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-...the-country-2/
    Looks like my prior response to this was removed.
    Oh well, your point is taken.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFanti View Post
    Looks like my prior response to this was removed.
    Oh well, your point is taken.....
    You may be aware that a technical problem erased posts within the last two weeks, so I believe the post you refer to was one of the casualties of that incident.



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    Is it the case that the Media in the US is so obsessed with Trump, that it is failing to report on the evident successes of the Biden Presidency?

    "One of the things these [poll] numbers suggest is that the journalists are not getting the truth across to citizens on some key points (or if they are, that truth is being ignored).The poll respondents claim that one of their big concerns is the economy. If that’s the case, they should be happy with Biden. Among the factors: low inflation, significant growth and low unemployment. Paul Krugman, the Nobel laureate economist, wrote recently: “The economic news in 2023 was almost miraculously good.” (Even the cost of a classic Thanksgiving dinner, he notes, was down 4.5% last year.)
    If the economy is that strong and that important to voters – and if Biden can take at least some of the credit – why isn’t it coming across? That’s something for the Biden campaign, primarily; but it’s also something for media people since journalists are supposed to be communicating information so that citizens can vote with knowledge. That should be a higher priority than generating profits, ratings and clicks, but one eventually despairs that it ever will be."
    Polls show Trump winning key swing states. That’s partly a failure of the press | Margaret Sullivan | The Guardian


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    I think they ignore him because of the lack of drama. It's a public disservice, though. People think the economy is worse off than it is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stavros View Post
    Is it the case that the Media in the US is so obsessed with Trump, that it is failing to report on the evident successes of the Biden Presidency?

    "One of the things these [poll] numbers suggest is that the journalists are not getting the truth across to citizens on some key points (or if they are, that truth is being ignored).The poll respondents claim that one of their big concerns is the economy. If that’s the case, they should be happy with Biden. Among the factors: low inflation, significant growth and low unemployment. Paul Krugman, the Nobel laureate economist, wrote recently: “The economic news in 2023 was almost miraculously good.” (Even the cost of a classic Thanksgiving dinner, he notes, was down 4.5% last year.)
    If the economy is that strong and that important to voters – and if Biden can take at least some of the credit – why isn’t it coming across? That’s something for the Biden campaign, primarily; but it’s also something for media people since journalists are supposed to be communicating information so that citizens can vote with knowledge. That should be a higher priority than generating profits, ratings and clicks, but one eventually despairs that it ever will be."
    Polls show Trump winning key swing states. That’s partly a failure of the press | Margaret Sullivan | The Guardian
    The News Media in the US is failing to report on the successes of Biden Presidency,because they're too busy being distracted by Donald Trump and his drama,which is a disservice to the public.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzcarraldo View Post
    I think they ignore him because of the lack of drama. It's a public disservice, though. People think the economy is worse off than it is.
    And those same people forgot the economy was worse under Donald Trump.



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