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August 16, 2012
On August 14, in response to the calculated, divisive, and deeply offense remarks of Joe Biden to a largely African American crowd, Niger Innis of the Congress Of Racial Equality released the following statement:
Statement from Niger Innis of CORE:
“Vice President Biden’s racial demagoguery has hit a new low. With his “They’re going to put y’all back in chains” comment made today at a speech before a majority black audience in Danville, VA, the Vice President of the United States has continued the pattern of mainstream establishment Democrats making a low, gutter appeal to black and brown voters. Trying to scare them to the polls to vote against the Republicans. I call it the Al Sharptonization of the Democratic party. They are doing this because the Obama era record unemployment in black and brown communities, the lost of wealth in the black and brown communities has their base in deep depression. They have an abysmal record to run on. Obama, Pelosi and Reid had control of the Federal Government for 2 years. A Federal Government that (domestically) was already firmly under the Democratic control of Pelosi and Reid, who took over Congress in 2007. In 2007 President Bush was still President, but he was a defacto lame duck, that used whatever political leverage he had left to promote the surge in Iraq.So what does the black and brown community have after the 4 years of Pelosi leadership, 6 years of Reid and 4 years of Obama?
- Black unemployment currently at 14.1%
- Latino unemployment currently at 11%
- Black youth unemployment over 30% Latino youth unemployment over 35%
- 23 Million Americans out unemployed or underemployed.
- Blacks 40% of prison population Latinos 20% of prison population
- Over 40% Blacks and Latino High School Dropout Rate
- Urban Center killing fields of black and brown youth like Obama’s adopted hometown of Chicago — nearly 300 black people murdered just this summer under former Obama chief of staff Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
|Niger Innis Biography Niger Innis currently serves as the National Spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality. He works closely with the National Chairman and represents CORE across the country. He is a MSNBC contributor on the 24-hour news network providing insight and analysis on the day’s news events.In addition to his role with CORE, Innis is on the Advisory Committee member of the National Center for Public policy Research Project 21. He is a Founding Member of 3rd. Millennium, an organization to promote young leaders that will focus of the problems facing the next generation.In August 1997, Innis served as a delegate for the 19th American-German Young Leaders Conference, sponsored by the American Council on Germany and Atlantik Brucke. He was selected along with 23 other Americans to travel to Hamburg, Germany to meet their German counterparts to discuss America’s relationship with the European Union.In 1993, Niger served as campaign manager for the Roy Innis for Mayor campaign in New York City’s Democratic Party primary. Although the candidate was outspent $3.5 million to $100,000 by the incumbent Mayor David Dinkins, the Innis campaign was able to garner more than 25% of the vote in the primary. Prior to his role as National Spokesman, Niger served in a variety of roles at CORE.In 1991, he was Special Assistant to the National Chairman and Director of Fundraising while acting as CORE’s liaison to the Washington, D.C. chapter. In 1990, Innis was the Coordinator of Political Affairs while also serving as the Director of CORE’s Washington, D.C. chapter. Innis’ involvement with CORE began in 1990 when he was appointed Deputy Director of the Washington, D.C. chapter. Nigers’ experience has lead to several appearances as a civil rights activist on CNN, Fox News, CNBC’s “Equal Time”, and Bill Maher’s “Politically Incorrect.” His radio appearances include “The Jim Bohannan Show” and “The Gil Gross Show.” He has guest-hosted on “The Bob Grant Show” & “Barry Farber Show”.In 1990, Innis graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. While attending the University, he became the Chief Executive Officer of the Association for the Preservation and Development of the Negro Spiritual. Innis, born and raised in Harlem, New York, currently live in Las Vegas, Nevada. Niger is a regular contributor to Fox News|