But if not all Blacks in the U.S. supported Obama during the elections, many more are becoming more disappointed after he got elected.
During the exciting 2008 presidential campaign, I attended a house party with progressive friends and activists in Washington, DC. That evening I met a woman who told me about her trips to Latin America and what she learned of African descendants in that region.
She was very polite and enthusiastic, until I mentioned Barack Obama candidacy. Then she changed her mood dramatically. For the next few minutes, Marian Douglas-Untaro gave a not so brief speech on Barack Obama being a descendant of slave-owners, and a product of White America as opposed to be a candidate that came from the Black America community. That night, I thought that Marian was being a bit too extreme.
Over a year later I met again with Marian Douglas-Ungaro, and this time we talked about now president Barack Obama, again. Marian who is a Black activist, writer, speaker, and an international consultant based in Washington, DC, explained her point based on historical, ethical and proven facts.
This video is the second part of our conversation, the first part is about Immigration Reform. Here is Marian explaining why president Barack Obama does not represent Black America and pay attention on what she thinks of Michelle Obama. This time she convinced me in some way: