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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:04 PM

 

Many African-Americans concerned about Obama’s focus on immigrant rights

News article yesterday:

By William Douglas and Franco Ordonez | McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — No sooner did President Barack Obama and a group of senators separately outline proposals to revamp the nation’s immigration system than the phone lines on several African-American-oriented talk radio shows heated up with callers blasting the plans.

“Amnesty,” complained Frankie from Maryland recently on the nationally syndicated “Keeping it Real with Al Sharpton.”

A political payback to Hispanic voters that does little or nothing for African-Americans, reasoned Sam from Milwaukee on Wisconsin’s 1290 WMCS AM’s “Earl Ingram Show.”

“Our issues are not being highlighted and pushed, and things like gay marriage and (immigration) are being pushed to the forefront,” the caller said. “Hispanics are effectively organized. For us not to be organized and for us not to hold our leadership accountable is disheartening.”

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/02/11/182697/many-african-americans-concerned.html#storylink=cpy

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:38 PM

1. The sharpton caller drank the right wing "AMNESTY" kool aid.

Add do they not realize some black americans are ALSO immigrants?

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