If Democrat care about black people, why didn't Democrat push for prison reform and reparations back when Obama was president?

There's NO excuse ! In 2009 and 2010 Democrats controlled both houses of Congress and the presidency. Both prison reform and reparations were issues then but Democrats for the most part ignored black Americans. TRUMP HAD TO GET PRISON REFORM PASSED. And now Democrats are trying to play black people by talking about reparations and "more" prison reform. Lol. Do they really think black people are stupid?

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  • Susie
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    10 months ago
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    Of course they don’t care. They just pull that stuff out when they can use it against an opponent. As long as they can make blacks think that they and only they can “save” them, there’s no reason to actually do anything for them, as long as they continue to get their vote. It’s modern day slavery.

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  • 10 months ago

    reparations is a pipe dream, sorry, but its true

    at least outside of individual cases anyway

    as for prison reform, im pretty sure theres plenty of democrats that want that, however other big issues are pushing forward first 

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  • 10 months ago

    Obama saved the country from a near depression, and passed healthcare reform.

    Even with all that, Obama:

    1. Increase Commutations for the most outrageous sentences (that you oppose, btw)

    2. Create a Presidential Commission whose conclusions current legislation is being written.

    3. Ended Federal Financial Subsidization of Mass Incarceration

    4. “Banned the Box” for Federal Employment. (applicants no longer need to disclose whether they’ve been convicted of a crime, on applications for federal employment, bringing 40 million jobs within reach of people with criminal convictions.)

    ALL THIS, while the GOP Senate vowed to make him a One Term President by refusing to go along with anything he proposed, including their own ideas.

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  • Sally
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    You are REALLY confused.

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  • 10 months ago

    Just as migrant caravans and homeless populations explode only happen when a Republican is driving.

    Elected Democrats only push for prison reform and reparations when a Republican is driving.

    So they can accuse and blame Republicans.

    Democrat leaders say they care about Blacks, but they reality is the want as many people poor and dependent on the government as possible.

    50 years of failed democrat social policy has hurt the black family the most.

    The government is replacing the father with a welfare check, letting generation after generation grow and live on welfare, leaving illegitimate children with no guidance, no discipline, no pride and too much time on their hands.

    Mostly Blacks Backslide under Obama

    http://townhall.com/columnists/larryelder/2015/07/...

    23% of All Black Men Drop-Outs Ages 16 to 24 Are in Prison, or a Juvenile Justice Institution.

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/black-male...

    Non-Hispanic blacks accounted for 39.4% of the total prison and jail population in 2009.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarceration_in_the_...

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  • 10 months ago

    There are also major problems with the consideration of reparations. One is that the payment of reparations might mean that Affirmative Action preferences would not be necessary. Another is the complications, such as - how black do you need to be to qualify for reparations? 1/4th? 1/8th? 1/32nd? And should a poor refugee from Poland have to pay for a person whose ancestors were not slaves? What about people who never owned slaves and did not approve of it?

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  • Bill
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    There is a still a lot to do when it comes to prison reform.

    Prison violence is still out of control and with the majority of that violence coming from prison personal there is no excuse for the government to ignore the problem like they are doing.

    Prison reform isn't just something black people need either. Any of us could end up in prison and none of us deserve to live through the conditions found in prisons in this country.

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  • 10 months ago

    Yes, they think Black people are that stupid. The DNC believes it owns Black votes, which is why the leftists get so angry when a Black person runs away from the plantation by not voting Democrat.

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  • 10 months ago

    America was better off then so people weren't as dissatisfied with their elected leaders.

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  • 10 months ago

    Prison reform is needed. President Trump has been making progress on it already. Your point is a good one but any promotion of that foolish "reparations" idea is just Nuts.

    As to why didn't the Demon-rats do something? Well, they love to KEEP problems so they have something to campaign on. They Never want to Really Accomplish Anything that is actually Good for America, for sustaining Constitutional Rights, and for Limiting Excessive Government Power.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Why are you so triggered by American citizens who are black?

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