- Faith & Family
Roberta Dorsainvil, 44
I feel he’s doing enough – for all people, not just Black people. Tax breaks and creating more jobs are just a couple of the many things that he’s done.
Antonio Flowers, 49
Liberty City, self employed
I think he’s done as much as he’s can. But I think that Congress, really just white men period, are keeping his hands tied. They resent the fact that he’s a Black president and I don’t think they want to work with him on any issues. And that’s sad because it’s hurting everyone.
Ricardo Riley, 45
Miami, house keeping
I feel that despite political pressure, President Obama should come out and actually institute more programs – like for education, vocational training, and housing – that’s geared toward Black people. And I personally feel that Obama should do more to ensure that veteran service connected disability claims are honored by the VA Hospital. I was shot in the head in 1987 and they still won’t release the records for my case. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a good president and a good man, however, I think that he has to step outside of the box and show that he can be bold and courageous. He should at least verbally address the plight of Black people in this country.
Charles Burgess, 61
So far, I say he’s done pretty good. Before he got in, the country was really messed up, so everybody can’t put the blame on him and expect him to fix everything. But since he’s got in the White House, he’s done a really good job.
James Reco Smith, 64
Miami, retired educator
I think President Obama has done one of the best jobs in the history of U.S. presidents so far. People have forgotten already that he said that he would capture [Osama] bin Laden and he actually did what he said he would do. They don’t give him enough credit.
Isaac James, 59
Miami, disabled worker
Yes, he’s done good, but he could do more. Mainly, he could do more for the economy and for job creation, especially for veterans. I went to Vietnam, but when soldiers come home, it’s hard to find a job. It’s still the same way nowadays. But people who serve in the military, they’re the best workers because they know how to handle responsibility.