All social progress takes time to win – however, when it comes to the advancement of black people in America, there is always a “we’ll get there, eventually”.
You must wait your turn. This frustration was felt by the various pieces of suffrage legislation and the inability of the Democratic Party to do anything about it. African Americans have contributed to President Joe Bidenis victory, and a year later, 48% black voters feel that the current administration is not meeting their needs. President Biden is feeling the heat about it and he candidly admitted at his first press conference of the year that he could do more.
From The hill:
“I haven’t been out in the community enough. I’ve been here an awful lot,” Biden said from the White House. “I find myself in places where I don’t have the chance to look people in the eye, because of both COVID and the things that are happening in Washington, to be able to go out and do the things that I always could. do pretty well. Connect with people. Let them measure my sincerity. Let them measure who I am.
“But I think it’s a problem I’m creating by not communicating as much as I should have.”
It’s good that President Biden has the self-awareness to know that he needs to do better in this area. After all, it was his victory speech where he said, “The African-American community has stood up for me again. They always have my back, and I willI have yours. To be fair, he did things that helped black Americans in his first year in office – the US bailout, the child tax credit and his decree signed to increase and improve educational opportunities for black Americans.
We are still waiting for much-needed police reform and the restoration of voters’ rights. Much of this comes down to the senses. Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema, the two filibusters champions. President encounters stubborn resistance of two of his voters, so we can’t put it all on his shoulder. But there’s one thing President Biden can do: realize that the Republican Party has no intention of making things better or helping him push his agenda.
The following quote from The Independent looks like someone who lent money to an unreliable person who is hurt because he never got the repayment :
“One thing I haven’t been able to do so far is get my Republican friends in on the game to make things better in this country,” Biden acknowledged.
“I didn’t anticipate there would be such a sustained effort to make sure the most important thing was that President Biden did nothing,” Biden said. “Think about this: what are Republicans for? What are they for?”
Now, President, this is where you lost me. Did the president ignore both Jan. 6 and the many Republicans who have denied or continue to question whether the 2020 election is legitimate? These are things that happened before his inauguration. Biden was the vice president when Senator Mitch McConnell refused to accept a Supreme Court nominee during the Obama administration.
Asking what Republicans are for, President Biden asked what McConnell offers to make things better – the answer is nothing. At least nothing to help Biden win. Even the president sees it too:
Actually, I like Mitch McConnell. We like each other. But he has one simple goal: to make sure there’s nothing I’m doing that makes me look good in spirit.
Biden needs to realize he’s not dealing with a party where he can have coffee and chat like when he was a senator. The Republican Party is insulated by an obstructionist agenda that seeks to challenge every election it loses and ensure it passes vote-restriction bills to make that happen. Biden chooses to play with people who rig the game and love doing it — that naive sense of optimism hurts black Americans everywhere.
Everyone has had a friend in whom you try to see the good. No matter how many times they get it wrong, you give them another chance because there’s a tiny speck of hope that they can turn things around. President Biden doesn’t have time to take over the Republican Party – they never wanted him in the first place. If the president wants to get positive with black voters, he must first acknowledge those to whom he wants to extend an olive branch are also those who choose to hate us.