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Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 06/05/2012

President Obama need not cater to African Americans

( The Root ) -- Rick Santorum once said that John F. Kennedy's 1960 address on religious freedom made him want to "throw up." But with the notable exception of the former senator and onetime GOP presidential contender, it would be tough finding a Catholic American who'd look back on the tenure of our first Catholic president and assess that he didn't do enough for Catholics.

President Barack Obama. (Carolyn Kaster - AP)
But there's no shortage of folks who say that President Barack Obama -- our first black president -- hasn't done enough for African Americans. So to help them out, I'll sum up exactly what Obama has done for black people:

Nothing. And that's exactly the way it should be.

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