Barber Shop Show preview: Jay-Z supports Obama's stance on gay marriage, but will black America?

Barber Shop Show preview: Jay-Z supports Obama's stance on gay marriage, but will black America?

Will Obama's new stance, supporting gay marriage, hurt him with socially conservative black voters?

Rapper and hip hop mogul Jay-Z doesn't think so.

"It's really not about votes," he said on Tuesday in an interview with CNN. "It's about people. I think it's the right thing to do as a human being."

A Washington Post poll shows Jay-Z may be onto something. Their data showed that more black registered voters responded favorably to the President's "change of heart" than white voters.

This week on the Barber Shop Show, we're wondering what you think about Obama's support for gay marriage and how you think the black community will respond. Will Obama be an opinion leader or will his change of heart mean he'll get less support at the polls this November?

Joining us will be Tracy Baim, author of "Obama and the Gays", as well as guests from the shop floor, telling us their opinion on the President's new viewpoint.

How do you think the President's support of gay marriage will hurt or help him politically? Tell us, and we'll read your comments live on air during the show.

Don't forget to tune in this Friday at noon to the Barber Shop Show on Vocalo, 89.5 FM or Vocalo.org. You can call in at 1-888-635-1112, leave a comment on Facebook or tweet us at @chicagoreporter.

Photo credit: Matt J Carbone

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