Here’s Why Bob Johnson Says Black America Should Find Common Ground With Trump
BET Founder Bob Johnson says life could improve for African-Americans under a Trump administration.
Johnson, who is a Democrat and supported Hillary Clinton, met with President-elect Donald Trump on November 20th at Trump’s golf club in New Jersey. According to Johnson, the two billionaires discussed outreach to African-Americans and how the Trump White House should approach the Black community going forward.
Johnson told Roland Martin during his exclusive interview on NewsOne Now, “Black Americans should try to find common ground with the President, who now controls both the House and Senate, because you have to engage power in some way to see if there is an opportunity to build a relationship that will benefit the interest of African-Americans.”
The strategy Johnson proposes for African-Americans going forward under a Trump administration is that “Black people should have no permanent friends, no permanent enemies––just permanent interests.”
The Browning Of America: Census Predicts Whites No Longer Have Majority By 2050
In less than 35 years, the United States will be a lot browner.
According to the U.S. Census, by 2050, the United States will no longer have a clear White majority. Fifty three percent of the population will be multiracial or non-White, compared with less than 40 percent currently.
The Census predicts Whites will make up 40 percent of the population in 2050, while Latinos will account for 30 percent and African-Americans 15 percent.
Stephen Klineberg, sociologist and the Founding Dir. of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, joined Roland Martin during Friday morning’s edition of NewsOne Now to discuss the browning of America.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast