|Not long after the botched response to Hurricane Katrina, Kanye West stirred up a ruckus by going off script on live television and declaring that George Bush hates black people. Personally I'm inclined to think that it's more the case that George Bush hates poor people, many of whom also happen to be black. |
At any rate, apparently African Americans aren't so fond of George Bush either. In the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, President Bush's job-approval rating among African Americans has dropped to 2 percent.
Unbelievable. Admittedly Bush's job approval rating is hovering between 37 and 39 percent overall, depending on which poll you look at. And admittedly polls aren't the final or most reliable way to measure such things. And admittedly African Americans tend to vote Democrat by a wide margin. But 2 percent? That's like Condi Rice and Alan Keyes.
It appears that African Americans in this country feel completely abandoned by this administration. If you want to understand a culture other than your own, stop listening to corporate Hip-hop and start paying attention to why an entire race of people in the United States feel like their President isn't doing his job.
Notes Dan Froomkin in the Washington Post:
The drop among blacks drove Bush's overall job approval ratings to an all-time low of 39 percent in this poll. By comparison, 45 percent of whites and 36 percent of Hispanics approve of the job Bush is doing.Unbelieveable.