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Will Obama Help Men Who are Eggshell White Find Jobs? (Yeah right)
Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2014 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 02/17/2014 11:41:55 AM PST by Kaslin

resident Obama is launching a new initiative to help young men of color. It’s called My Brother’s Keeper.

The President told Charles Barkley in a television interview last night that he wants create special educational, mentorship and apprenticeship programs – for a specific segment of the population.

“We’re going to pull together private philanthropies, foundations working with governors, mayors non-profits and we’re going to focus on young men of color and find ways in which to create more pathways to success for them,” the president told Barkley.

He said he wants to expose young men of color to career options that could pay as much as $35 an hour.

“Across the board from the time they’re young all the way to their first job, we want to help more young African-American men and Latino men succeed,” he said.

I applaud the president’s initiative – but what about the young, white man looking for a job?

Where are the special programs designed to help him get a leg up in the world? Where are the mentoring and interning opportunities for white kids from impoverished neighborhoods?

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once had a dream that his children would one day live in a nation where they would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Let’s hope in the future that President Obama applies that same standard when it comes time to helping young men find jobs – no matter the color of their skin.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: barack0bama

1 posted on 02/17/2014 11:41:55 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I dont need his fing help thank you


2 posted on 02/17/2014 11:43:17 AM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: Kaslin

dem gimme-dats ain’t gonna work. Dey’s be wantin’ whitey to provide for ‘em


3 posted on 02/17/2014 11:47:04 AM PST by jrg
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To: Kaslin

“We’re going to pull together private philanthropies, foundations working with governors, mayors non-profits and we’re going to focus on young men of color and find ways in which to create more pathways to success for them,” the president told Barkley.”

Hollow words; the teachers’ unions that own the Dem Party will never fix what ails “young men of color”. They are directly responsible for passing them through school while they never learn to read & write.


4 posted on 02/17/2014 11:48:04 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Kaslin; al baby

Forget it, kid! If you’re White, you are the enemy in the eyes of the occupant of the white hut. Anyhoo, like you said, Al, I don’t need, or want, his help either. My mother just passed away and I need to get back out in the work force, I found a job, doesn’t pay as much and it is for survival, but I did it on my own.


5 posted on 02/17/2014 11:50:11 AM PST by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: jrg

Too many whiteys can’t find work, and they’re entitled to the same freebies as people of color.


6 posted on 02/17/2014 11:50:14 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Kaslin

Being your brother’s keeper means clubbing to death those who you don’t consider your brother. Namely whitey.


7 posted on 02/17/2014 11:50:56 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Kaslin

This sounds a lot like affirmative action. Which is how we got our current president.


8 posted on 02/17/2014 11:51:21 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Kaslin

Give them all iPhones, so they can make better flash mobs.

Oh, sorry, I guess you’ve already done that.


9 posted on 02/17/2014 11:51:49 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Kaslin

I am guessing that the “pathways to success” that B0 is wanting to create don’t have much at all to do with “stay in school, work hard, work hard, work hard”. Probably something that puts the “young men of color” to the front of the line.


10 posted on 02/17/2014 11:54:54 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Kaslin

“...and we’re going to focus on young men of color and find ways in which to create more pathways to success for them,””

The one’s I’m thinking of need to be shipped off to the farm system where they can first be taught how to grow some brains.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 12:02:42 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Kaslin

as others have echoed here from their own experiences, they are told “these programs aren’t for white men, white men pay for these programs.”


12 posted on 02/17/2014 12:03:11 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Kaslin

Only this illegal Kenyan immigrant could further Balkinize the people of this great nation. His puppet handlers don’t know when to shut this puppet up.


13 posted on 02/17/2014 12:03:26 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Kaslin

What if you are ecru, taupe or bone?


14 posted on 02/17/2014 12:06:53 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: Kaslin

Sure. Obamacare has one. Testing blood tranfusions.


15 posted on 02/17/2014 12:07:05 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Kaslin

He’s a racist. Why should White taxpayers sacrifice to see that their children get an education, develop moral character that keeps them out of trouble, and teach them the value of work and then have their children passed over for jobs because government bureaucrats want a minority member to have that job? Whites are getting fed up with paying for this discrimination against their sons.


16 posted on 02/17/2014 12:07:56 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Kaslin

“Eggshell”? That’s the color Dad always painted the ceilings. That ain’t white. You want white, think “Snow.” “Eggshell” is a descriptor of a “person of color.” “Snow” is the descriptor for a person of pallor.


17 posted on 02/17/2014 12:07:59 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Kaslin

I thought that’s what job corp. was about??


18 posted on 02/17/2014 12:12:21 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: Kaslin

I am about as white as you can bet but I have been retired 6 years and do not want to go back to work. I have given myself a title of “Retirement Engineer”.


19 posted on 02/17/2014 12:13:11 PM PST by mountainlion
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To: al baby

Reverse racism is still racism, and there is no redeeming social benefit in “affirmative action”. This is merely an attempt to formalize and extend an undeserved and inherently unfair form of favoritism.

White liberal guilt, and those who would play upon it, is ultimately among the most cowardly of appeasement tactics, responding to “political correctness”. The “Peter principle” is pushed way past its natural limit, in that the ultimate failure is normally only one level beyond his or her competence. This program being offered would push the ultimate failure many steps beyond the real level of competence.

We have already seen the effects of that, with the Current Regime now squatting in the White Hut.


20 posted on 02/17/2014 12:14:56 PM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: Kaslin
As usual, idiot libs put the cart before the horse. Are these geniuses observing young, black males in school and seeing how they're doing. Are these ybms who are not finding jobs studying hard, obeying the law and generally exhibiting a good and realistic attitude towards life?

Large numbers of ybms are not. A great many of them hate school , get in trouble with the law, and have an attitude that the world owes them. The solution: explain to these ybms who are having problems finding jobs that studying hard in school, obeying the law, and having a positive attitude towards life is the gateway to success in life. Sounds easy, doesn't it? (smirk)

21 posted on 02/17/2014 12:19:46 PM PST by driftless2
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To: kearnyirish2
Too many whiteys can’t find work, and they’re entitled to the same freebies as people of color.

It's almost to the point where it's time to quit working and live off the goober-mint like everyone else. Why bust my arse for someone else's gain?
22 posted on 02/17/2014 12:27:12 PM PST by jrg
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23 posted on 02/17/2014 12:41:02 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Kaslin

I would suggest changing sports scholarships into academic scholarships. Maybe the college makes money on sports but the individual makes money on education.


24 posted on 02/17/2014 12:44:11 PM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: txrefugee
That's the really sickening part. Whites pay for the largesse but are discriminated against in recouping any of it. So, we pay for our own demise.
25 posted on 02/17/2014 12:45:31 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: jrg

If you follow his past agenda, I’d say he’d want white guys to have jobs, to pay taxes, and transfer that earned wealth to others so they won’t have to work.

But, he has his H8YT going on so strong that he would probably go against all reason and prevent them from being employed as well.


26 posted on 02/17/2014 12:47:44 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: jrg

“It’s almost to the point where it’s time to quit working and live off the goober-mint like everyone else. Why bust my arse for someone else’s gain?”

That is the issue for the gubmint: if it can’t maintain a better standard of living for those that bother to get up and work every day, then soon nobody will be working. Happened to western Europe years ago, and it is happening here already; if working a job lands you in the same boat as somebody who doesn’t bother, then people are just going to drop off the payrolls and onto the welfare rolls. Urban America saw this first; low-skilled workers living across the hall from welfare deadbeats.


27 posted on 02/17/2014 12:52:53 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Kaslin

I seem to remember when the LIBS thought it a great idea for prisons to give College Credits to inmates at OUR expense.

I am a little ‘iffy’ on the College Credits but it may help a number of people to ‘get on path’.

The IDIOCY takes over when they start at 8th and 9th Grade Level and when we said “They, like all of us, were required by law to be in school until 16 years old, so we have already mostly paid for the 8th, 9th and 10th grade studies etc”, we were deemed racists and heartless.


28 posted on 02/17/2014 1:10:30 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: Kaslin

Anyone surprised that the racist in chief only cares about brown skinned people?

It’s the only reason he was elected


29 posted on 02/17/2014 1:14:49 PM PST by Regulator
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To: driftless2

“The solution: explain to these ybms who are having problems finding jobs that studying hard in school, obeying the law, and having a positive attitude towards life is the gateway to success in life. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? (smirk)”

Our ruling class will never be honest with our unassimilated urban minorities concerning their plight; they have no future, and are losing out to immigrants who land here with no English skills, little education, but a burning desire to succeed. At this point most high school diplomas, and a good number of college degrees, awarded to “preferred minorities” are worthless...


30 posted on 02/17/2014 1:30:07 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Kaslin
I used to work for a major defense contractor.

The senior executives would mentor women and minorities. . . .and receive extra pay for doing so.

They would NOT receive extra pay for mentoring white males, which meant the W/Ms never were "sponsored" and rarely received bonuses or invites to highly-visible events, thereby becoming invisible and "stuck" while the less able, less experienced would be rewarded with pay, special training programs and promotions.

And the company is wondering why they are hemorrhaging experienced W/Ms with all the experience. . .in favor of diversity hires.

A group of new hires would be paraded through on a tour. . .usually all engineers. Of this group there would be about 20% W/M and the rest were women and minorities. . . .but the percentage of women and minorities graduating with engineering degrees are no where near 80%.

We are killing our own industry and competitiveness.

31 posted on 02/17/2014 1:36:56 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Regulator

If he did, then how come their unemployment is higher then any other? He just pretends to care about them, and they buy every word by him hook line and sinker


32 posted on 02/17/2014 1:41:03 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: jrg

He can’t even help his own people get work! He has betrayed his own race—along with everyone else.


33 posted on 02/17/2014 1:46:04 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Kaslin

if anything obama is working to get white men out of jobs, so that those jobs will hire his desired friends of color.


34 posted on 02/17/2014 1:56:25 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

he’s only half black, the other half is white.

he’s betrayed both races, if you want to talk about betrayal.


35 posted on 02/17/2014 1:57:16 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Kaslin

Obama’s Keeper:

http://babylon5.wikia.com/wiki/Keeper


36 posted on 02/17/2014 1:59:10 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Kaslin

“He said he wants to expose young men of color..”

Yup.


37 posted on 02/17/2014 2:06:50 PM PST by FAA
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To: kearnyirish2

Some of the biggest criminals in the country are the academicians who allowed Black Studies and all the other worthless ethnic and gender-related “studies.”


38 posted on 02/17/2014 2:52:00 PM PST by driftless2
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To: driftless2

“Some of the biggest criminals in the country are the academicians who allowed Black Studies and all the other worthless ethnic and gender-related “studies.”

Certainly; meaningless GPA boosters that promote victimhood and “explain” the failure that is sure to follow graduation. Because of these classes, employers want to know your GPA in classes related to your major; they know the game.


39 posted on 02/17/2014 4:12:54 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Kaslin

What makes Obama think they want jobs? Most are doing fine without them.


40 posted on 02/17/2014 4:45:55 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: driftless2
The solution: explain to these ybms who are having problems finding jobs that studying hard in school, obeying the law, and having a positive attitude towards life is the gateway to success in life. Sounds easy, doesn't it? (smirk)

Not now. In the early '60s that was the idea, and the fathers present in most black families stressed it.

The d@mned liberals got rid of the Fathers in all too many families, and even Grandma can't get it through their heads that that is the ticket.

Oddly enough, the change came during the height of the 'Civil Rights Movement'. LBJ was right about the vote, though...

41 posted on 02/18/2014 4:41:40 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: mountainlion

“I have given myself a title of “Retirement Engineer”.”
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I am willing to be your assistant engineer without salary, all you need do is furnish a house for my wife and me, pay for our groceries, cable bill, utilities etc. We will even keep your lawn mowed.


42 posted on 02/18/2014 9:54:01 AM PST by RipSawyer (No tagline added because I have switched to tackle.)
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