"I will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy, if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election."However, I want to remind every black voter hearing Obama's words, to recall the words of another President, Ronald Reagan:
"Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?"In fact, that quote should updated, in this case, to "Eight Years Ago".
The reality, is that blacks today, aren't better off after two terms of the first black President. That appraisal isn't only mine, but also the opinion of a website that considers itself the "Voice of the Black Community" known as "BlackpressUSA". Blacks, in general, are far worse off than before the Great Recession. For example, the black poverty rate is statistically the same today, as it was in 2007 at 24%. The disparity in wages has remained the same under this President's watch.
This is a true insult to the black community, and I personally believe that these sobering statistics are the direct result of Barack Obama and his failed legacy. I don't think blacks would be wise to vote for another 4 years of President Obama's legacy by electing Hillary Clinton; but, they will anyway.
Obama: Low black voter turnout would be 'insult to my legacy': http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/18/obama-low-black-voter-turnout-would-be-insult-to-my-iegacy.html
Ronald Reagan v. Jimmy Carter: "Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?": http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2008/01/17/the-actor-and-the-detail-man
BlackpressUSA: Is Black America Better Off Under Obama?: http://www.blackpressusa.com/is-black-america-better-off-under-obama/
2016: US Poverty: http://federalsafetynet.com/us-poverty-statistics.html
Poverty in the United States, 2007: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0104520.html
American Median Incomes By Race Since 1967 [CHART]: http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-median-income-in-the-us-by-race-2013-9