Do you agree with this Herman “Black GOP” Cain guy???
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said on Sunday that he doesn’t believe racism holds African Americans back. “I don’t believe racism in this country today holds anybody back in a big way,” said Cain, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, during an interview on CNN. “Are there some elements of racism? Yes, it gets back to if we don’t grow this economy, that is a ripple effect for every economic level, and because blacks are more disproportionately unemployed, they get hit the worst when economic policies don’t work. That’s where it starts.”
Cain asserted that he firmly believes that “many” African Americans have a level playing field when it comes to economic issues and pointed to his own credentials to make his case. With the estimated unemployment rate for the African American community sitting well above the national average, the Republican hopeful signaled he sees the discrepancy as a product of geographical conditions and factors related to education. When it comes to African Americans struggling economically he said, “They weren’t held back because of racism.” He added, “People sometimes hold themselves back because they want to use racism as an excuse for them not being able to achieve what they want to achieve.”
He has some valid points here, thoughts???