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Four years after Barack Obama was elected president, this is not exactly a "post-racial" America.

A new study from Washington University in St. Louis finds that under Obama, many black Americans feel less free than whites when it comes to political participation.

In 2009, the year after Obama was elected, 71 percent of blacks reported feeling as free to speak one's mind as they used to.


"But then perceptions of political freedom deteriorated among conservative and religious blacks," says Gibson. By 2011, the percentage of blacks who felt as free to speak their mind had dropped to 56 percent, back to pre-Obama levels. (White Americans also reported feeling less free to speak one's mind under Obama, but the decline was far less than among blacks).

In part, says Gibson, this can be attributed to "ideological polarization." That split may have begun when Obama dismissed Pennsylvania voters in 2008 who "cling to guns or religion." But Gibson says many conservative and religions blacks likely believed when Obama was first elected that he would protect their interests as president. "Race produces a level of trust and confidence that one is on your side," he says.

Over time, that confidence eroded."

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/10...


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The 'glow' of 'the One' has worn off. Reality has set in. As a group, Obama threw them under the bus Day 1. He panders to the Hispanics , the eco-whacks, and every other fringe leftie group. He knows the blacks are 'in the bag' as far as the vote, anyway. Why worry about them? Oh, he did give the black lady a free 'Obama phone' in Cleveland, remember?



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