Why Did Obama Lose America?

As the 2014 midterm elections are hours away, the elections will determine the real impact that President Obama has had on America. Ross Douthat outlined four theories that he believe are responsible for the possible negating impact that Obama has had on America. None of the theories include the real challenges which is an lack of trust by Americans

When Obama ran for president, it created an excitement because many believed that a Black president would enhance the quality of life for all by eliminating that racism that continues to plague America. For example, the rich have admitted that their causes for increased wealth are hampered by the income inequality gap which is created by racism. Scores of minorities packed the polls in a hope to elect a president that would enhance their quality of life. Women who have been ostracized by men and subjected to unequal revenue rushed to elect a man who could further their cause. Children who are subjected to the economic conditions beyond their control expressed hope that Obama would make presidential decisions that would benefit them and at least prices them with a fair shake at climbing out of the dungeon. America truly believed that a president of Obama’s ethnic background could truly save America.

Even the world community anticipated and drooled over the possibility that Obama’s leadership as president bought to the table. They could see Islamic and African countries who in the past were completely in opposition to capitalism, now grasping and inviting a concept that could possible enhance the overall quality of life for their people. European nations could benefit from relationships instead of the past strategies that Islamic and African countries continue to oppose.

They were looking for a president who would follow the path outlined by Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela. They were looking for a social justice leader who had the position. Power, brains, and guts to lead a world compounded with unjust acts that have placed the world in a position of total collapse. They were looking for a true social justice leader.

However, what the people of this world must remember is that the system for which the U.S. Government operates in is consistent with a bureaucracy. According to Merriam-Webster, a bureaucracy is a large group of people who are involved in running a government but who are not elected.  The latest census of elected officials reveals that there are 542 elected federal officials which include 540 members of congress which include:

  • 100 Senators
  • 435 Representatives
  • A resident commissioner from Puerto Rico
  • 1 delegate from the District of Columbia
  • 1 delegate from American Samoa
  • 1 delegate from Guam
  • 1 delegate from Virgin Islands
  • 1 President and Vice President

The size of the federal government has increased to 2.15 million employees. Herein lies the dilemma for Obama. Obama took an oath when he first entered office as specified by Article 2, Section 1 of the constitution. The oath does not include the many dreams and aspirations that people embraced when they thought that a president of Obama’s ethnicity could deliver.

The second point to consider is the demographics of the bureaucracy. The Federal workforce is 66 percent White followed by 17.8 percent Black, 8.1 percent Hispanic, 5.6 percent Asian/Pacific Islander, 1.7 percent Native American, 0.8 percent non-Hispanic/Multi-racial. This is the demographics for the workforce that would be responsible for carrying out any orders and initiatives of the president. With a majority White workforce any initiative designed to enhance the different races was doomed and would therefore be deemed as unpopular in country that has consisted of a majority White federal workforce for decades.

Obama lost America because he did not deliver on perceived social justice leaderships issues, the racial demographics of the federal government and the country inhibited the implied promises that many though he could deliver.

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Dr. Derrick L. Campbell, Ed.D.
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PO Box 1668 Blackwood, NJ 08012

 

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About Classroom Racism Exterminator

Racism is a menace and so we’ve been taught for ages which is the primary need for a diversity expert. However, even in this modern society of today where we see a lot of colored celebrities performing on stage with huge fan followings and of course an Afro-America President for the USA, we are still in a phase where racism exists in all its brutal glory and has been eating away at the society like a plague. Classrooms, are one of the most affected areas where color differences and racism exists to its extremes. Even after decades of progress and a lot of communal efforts at bridging the gaps between colored students, white students and teachers, it is sad to say that the disparities still exist and are just as pronounced today as they were back in the 1950s. Colored students, even in the likes of New York City, are attending under resourced schools or have been significantly isolated and made to be unequal in regular schools. Even if the teachers are well-intentioned, perpetuating the structural racism that has taken deep roots into the fabric of our education system is a tough task and make the need for a diversity expert imperative. Teachers need to recognize the biases that exist within the classroom and also take conscious measures to address them and their own biases of course. James Baldwin once said, “it is your very own responsibility to change this society, if you think of yourself as an educated person.” Dr. Derrick L. Campbell took this quote very effectively and straight to the heart and thus this Classroom Racism Exterminator happened. Classroom Racism Exterminator is an initiative that will teach you about your duty and moral obligation towards eliminating racism from the classrooms. This is where and how you will learn about what you need to do to produce a better society that is free of biases and disparities amongst the blacks and the whites. Because we understand how classroom biases and conversations about racism are difficult and how teachers and students almost avoid the topics altogether, we have put together a range of effective methods and products to help address the problem at hand and talk meaningfully to counter issues related to race and racism in the classroom. Diversity expert Dr. Campbell understands that it takes a lot of courage to talk about race and racism and that racial issues need to be viewed through a very critical lens that can understand and attend to the pertaining aspects of racism in the classroom. And therefore through this website we have made a conscious effort to eliminate racism from the classroom and make the educational system equal and beneficial for all. We know and we understand that there are no words that can actually describe how racism feels. There are cases and everybody tends to deal with it in their own manner. Some might lash out verbally or others might just withdraw into shells. Whatever the case, people don’t talk about it openly and teachers don’t really make a conscious effort at addressing the issue. We don’t really know if our children or if the youth is learning to be educated or become racists in their classroom. Our program is focused on helping children of color and regardless of their race, their full potential. We want every student to be able to recognize and reach their full potential so that they think of themselves as responsible citizens of their country and not regard themselves as worthless human beings. Here you will find motivational books and flash card games, all of which have been designed focusing on eliminating racism completely from our classrooms. The books and the games have been consciously designed keeping in mind the American society and educational system. It is a small effort on our and Dr. Campbell’s part to help this society become a better place to live in. A little about diversity expert Dr. Campbell Dr. Derrick L. Campbell the driving force behind Classroom Racism Exterminator is a dynamic figure and a constant source of motivation for us. He has a Bachelors of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, Math Education, a Masters in Education Administration and also holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. Dr. Campbell is a well known personality throughout the nation. He has lectured at various events including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference and a lot of local churches. He is a personality well dedicated towards eliminating the plague of racism from our classrooms and helping every child recognize his/her true potential not the color of their skin. He realizes how a child would feel if he/she was made to think they are worthless human beings. Diversity expert Dr. Campbell is compassionate and related to the experiences and therefore this initiative is a constant and continual effort to eliminate racism manifested in us, completely from the classroom and from our society.
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