AllenShaw 5pts Well since it is understood that the author does not have any positive feelings for the current President I will submit these few word anyways.In 1935 long before President Obama was born I used to visit the "Ghetto" in Cleveland, Ohio. Sometimes in the past I remember someone singing a song "I'm Living In The Ghetto".In those days I always thought that meant where the Black folks lived.I have always been aware of the lack of opportunity available to Blacks. Almost every Black where I lived knew that they had to get into a higher level of education then high school. Also for those high school drop outs, an attempt was made to train them in a vocational skill. Prior to World War II a group of individuals came north and moved into my town. It was not long before they were working in the factories taking jobs that others did not want. Making money because they were willing to work harder. After World War II many Blacks went to college, contrary to what is said today almost all of the people from my home went to college on the G.I. Bill. In the south, the blacks were not able to take advantage of the courses as much as in the North. There were many graduates from the colleges in the south and those graduates became successful. Many teachers received their degrees from the southern colleges.Something has happened to the drive of many young individuals. They are not willing to perform any hard labor, looking down their nose as if work is below their dignity. Today, I cannot find a Black carpenter, plumber, roofer, brick layer to perform work for me because the few that are working are overworked.Yes, economics (to you the White man) is keeping us in the Ghhetto! Why are we not teaching our young men to do the jobs that make money using their labor? Is it the White Mans fault that no one is learning those labor skills? If any young man wanted to become successful that is an outlook for them. They could than, if they wish, move out of the "Ghetto". Is it really President Obama's fault? And when did Rev Min Louis Farrakhan become a part of the failure. I was of the opinion that he was a positive voice in the community.Have you checked the wages of the skills I mentioned above?