Written by Armstrong Williams.
Williams is the business manager for Dr. Ben Carson. He is also the host of “The Right Side” heard on Sirius XM radio. He owns TV stations throughout the U.S., and is a highly respected conservative voice in DC and throughout the black community. Learn more athttp://www.armstrongwilliams.com/ The current state of our country is bleak for many Americans. Though the national unemployment rate hovers around 5.1 percent, this number doesn’t tell the complex story that many Americans experience daily, nor can it be relied upon as a complete indicator of the health of the economy.
For many Americans, specifically African American adults and youth, who are hit the hardest by the lagging economy, the decreasing national average is not representative of the troubles faced by many living in our inner cities today. There are communities in our country where people are struggling every day just to get by and that is something that we must change if we all are to prosper.
Since announcing his candidacy, it has been Donald Trump’s goal to ‘Make America Great Again!’ Economically, educationally, socially, and judicially so no matter where you come from or what you look like, you too, have the tools at your disposal to accomplish whatever you put your mind to.
Unfortunately, what you will find coming from Hillary Clinton are more broken promises and no results. She waltzes into urban centers with a great plan to make the African American community better, but the question that must be asked is: Have Democratic policies really been as great as its proponent’s state they have been for the African American community?
If you look around the country many communities lack resources, quality education, and safe community. The number of women raising kids on their own is still high, yet Hillary Clinton claims that her policies will make better the current state of things of African Americans. Well, I disagree. No community should have to deal with broken promises after broken promises, with no results. It’s not fair and nor is it right for any group of people to be ignored except for election cycles after cycle and that has been the Democrats playbook mantra as it pertains to African Americans.
Trump despite lagging in the polls, must continue to listen and craft policies that will help inner cities excel academically by talking to the educators who spend so much time trying to prepare the next generation to lead.
He must consistently engage and listen to business owners about providing better access to capital, to unleash entrepreneurship that will help Urban communities thrive.
Even the casual spectator would have to admit that we are more divided than before. The distrust between community and law enforcement and government, in general, must be cured. There is something to be said about the critique of law enforcement by many African Americans. Both sides have to sit down and listen to one another in order to heal the constantly mounting distrust.
Trump obviously does not always say things the politically correct way, but his efforts to reach out to the African-American community are sincere. Trump will not receive an overwhelming percentage of the black vote on Election Day , but he should continue making the best efforts to earn the trust and respect of the community.
The African-American community has a great history and should be treated with dignity and respect that history deserve, which is not what we’re seeing coming from Hillary Clinton and Democrats.
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