Last week, the Obama Administration released “The President’s Agenda and the African American Community,” a 44-page report highlighting Obama policies that, according to the White House, have benefited Black people.
The report is clearly aimed at critics that feel the administration has done little for the Black community.
“The President’s Agenda and the African American Community, a 44-page document, highlights many of the same policies as before, but with an emphasis on how they’ve benefited black people. According to the report, for example, the Recovery Act and its later expansions kept 1.3 million African Americans above the poverty line in 2010 alone, while this year the administration’s Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit has benefited 2.2 million black families and nearly half of all black children.
Other efforts that the report identifies as having a disproportionately positive impact on African Americans include subsidized jobs programs, increased funding for Pell Grants, mortgage-modification plans for distressed homeowners and health care reform.”
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