MorganaLeFay 5pts Well, this shocking decline is not directly due to Obama, and the POTUS success is not an image of the potential of the black middle class. Having said that, the numbers are disturbing, even though we should not be surprised. As well as looking at figures, we know what this means. Particularly in the field of Civil Rights and Anti-Discrimination lawsuits, the less of us that are represented, the less likely we will find any sympathy in this racist legal system when we face discrimination on the job or in any other circumstance. The less of us able to pursue a long-standing legal career, the less of us who can earn better salaries, build up savings and pass these onto our children. The less of us in these top jobs, the longer it will take for us to find another one, and rise again without facing significant (and often racially charged) obstacles. And although Asian-Americans and Hispanics are managing to grow in number, those percentages are still horrifically small.