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President Obama to launch major new effort to help young minority men
Washington Post ^ | 2/11/2014

Posted on 02/21/2014 6:16:36 AM PST by Altura Ct.

President Obama will launch a significant new effort Thursday to bolster the lives of young minority men, seeking to use the power of the presidency to help a group of Americans whose lives are disproportionately affected by poverty and prison.

The “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative will bring foundations and companies together to test a range of strategies to support such young men, taking steps to keep them in school and out of the criminal justice system, a White House official said. Obama will also announce a more vigorous program to evaluate policies and publicize results to school systems around the country.

The effort will seek “to make sure that every young man of color who is willing to work hard and lift himself up has an opportunity to get ahead and reach his full potential,” the White House official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement. “The initiative will be focused on implementing strategies that are proven to get results.”

Obama had promised to launch a new project focused on young minority men during his State of the Union address last month. His focus on a relatively narrow demographic group is unusual for a president who usually stresses how his policies affect large swaths of the American public. It also comes after the first African American president has faced repeated criticism from those who say he is failing to pay enough attention to blacks and other minorities.

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So if you are white you can go F yourself
1 posted on 02/21/2014 6:16:36 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Clearly the midnight basketball failed.


2 posted on 02/21/2014 6:19:03 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: Altura Ct.

3 posted on 02/21/2014 6:19:45 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Want to help them Mr. Obama? Stop incentivizing single parenthood and dependence on tax payers. Encourage two parent households...It ain’t rocket science.


4 posted on 02/21/2014 6:19:57 AM PST by Tulane
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To: Altura Ct.

More money pissed away to Black Preachers and urban training centers that are little more than gathering places for Gang members.
Want to help Black youths, Let the parents who care enough have vouchers for schools that teach.


5 posted on 02/21/2014 6:20:01 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Altura Ct.

Obama’s and Holder’s people are always looking for a “Keeper”. Animals need keepers. How about behaving in ways that don’t require that you need to be ‘kept’?


6 posted on 02/21/2014 6:21:18 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: Altura Ct.

Some tribes in this country are more equal than other tribes.


7 posted on 02/21/2014 6:22:27 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: Altura Ct.

He is going to Fast n Furious guns to all the misunderstood yoots. That should even the playing field. . .


8 posted on 02/21/2014 6:23:10 AM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Thugs helping thugs.


9 posted on 02/21/2014 6:23:46 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Altura Ct.
seeking to use the power of the presidency to help a group of Americans whose lives are disproportionately affected by poverty and prison.

Minority youths are not "disproportionately affected" by prison. They commit disproportionately more crimes and, therefore, are incarcerated at a higher rate than those groups who commit fewer crimes.

10 posted on 02/21/2014 6:27:46 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: Altura Ct.

0’s policies have already driven the unemployment rate of black males to an all time high, I’d be looking for someone more...competent to come up with a plan. This is about keeping keeping the urban democrat vote up, you can’t get 120% voter turnout without some walking around money.


11 posted on 02/21/2014 6:28:42 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Altura Ct.

Is there ANYTHING left under the sun that has NOT been thrown at this problem?

Maybe I should open my veins and let them suck out the blood.


12 posted on 02/21/2014 6:29:07 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Altura Ct.
Here is one gainfully employed.....

Looks like some of Holders people are happy navigators (HPN).....

HPN....OK whitey....lets check your voter registrations ....

HPN....Looks like you need to make a couple of adjustments here....

OK now I see it......your colonoscopy is scheduled for next month.....and the insulin will be mailed as before...

HPN Thinks...."this desk job sure beats stealing cell phones and a once a year gig patrolling voting booths with my billy club."

Yeah....and that "Polar Bear Hunting" is sure hard on the knuckles.....now...with a few clicks of the mouse I can send a whitey down the Liverpool Pathway...just like the brothers do in the UK...

(He also got the message about hiding the screen image of his laptop)....

130,000 elderly patients killed every year by ‘death pathway’, claims leading UK doctor

by Thaddeus Baklinski Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:02 EST Tags: euthanasia, patrick pullicino, uk

LONDON, June 21, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An eminent British doctor told a meeting of the Royal Society of Medicine in London that every year 130,000 elderly patients that die while under the care of the National Health Service (NHS) have been effectively euthanized by being put on the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), n a protocol for care of the terminally ill that he described as a “death pathway.

13 posted on 02/21/2014 6:29:09 AM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Altura Ct.

When will blacks stop needing help?


14 posted on 02/21/2014 6:30:15 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: edcoil

I still think he should spend a few “bil” on Midnight Basketball. That’ll keep whitey away.

What a filthy, disgusting racist.


15 posted on 02/21/2014 6:30:34 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Altura Ct.
The effort will seek “to make sure that every young man of color who is willing to work hard and lift himself up has an opportunity to get ahead and reach his full potential,”

Everyone knows these sorts of "mission statements" are nothing but "El Toro PooPoo." What I don't understand is why anyone continues to use such verbal window dressing?

It's not like the beneficiaries or the victims don't know what's happening.

16 posted on 02/21/2014 6:34:36 AM PST by papertyger ("refusing to draw an inescapable conclusion does not qualify as a 'difference of opinion.'")
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To: Altura Ct.

How do they type this crap without their heads exploding????????????


17 posted on 02/21/2014 6:35:54 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Altura Ct.

Here’s a likely scenario..
Declare minority youths as ‘children’ until age 40 or so.
Pay single mother benefits for those ‘children’.


18 posted on 02/21/2014 6:37:07 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: Altura Ct.

Just not his own actual “brother”.


19 posted on 02/21/2014 6:37:20 AM PST by albie
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To: Altura Ct.

The best thing that can be done to help minorities is to keep them away from the DemocRAT party.


20 posted on 02/21/2014 6:37:33 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: Altura Ct.
This is surely related to the new $10.10 minimum wage imposed on federal contractors by presidential decree.

I suspect these contractors will be rewarded for participating in this program.

21 posted on 02/21/2014 6:38:29 AM PST by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
"When will blacks stop needing help?"

Never; it is part of the grievance industry and there is way too much money to be made in assuring the perpetual flow of funding and continued dependency.

22 posted on 02/21/2014 6:39:45 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Doc Savage
How do they type this crap without their heads exploding????????????

Psssttt... they actually believe this crap.

23 posted on 02/21/2014 6:40:52 AM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Altura Ct.

What Obama and the other leftist forget is that you have to teach a man to fish versus giving a man fish.

Just giving billions away and expecting something magical to happen, won’t work. You have to teach the person to earn a living.

That means staying in school and graduating and being responsible for and taking care of our wife and children. Pretty basic stuff but it works.


24 posted on 02/21/2014 6:44:35 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: SMARTY

This program will fail miserably like all the other programs. Most of the violent, young blacks the programs are aimed at don’t want to be helped and will mightily resist any attempts to help them. They have low IQs, high self-esteem, and a horrible outlook on life.


25 posted on 02/21/2014 6:47:07 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Altura Ct.

When Obama speaks, money get laundered out to Democrats. It’s time to get out the vote in black America.


26 posted on 02/21/2014 6:47:41 AM PST by pallis
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To: Tulane

Home run. Bet he gives them a big financial check i.e., reparations to buy clothes for job interviews. Whatever, it will be a complete waste.


27 posted on 02/21/2014 6:48:00 AM PST by mcshot (Their fraud is deep and unending.)
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To: Altura Ct.
The effort will seek “to make sure that every young man of color who is willing to work hard and lift himself up has an opportunity to get ahead and reach his full potential,” the White House official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement.

The initiative intends to help the only demographic that doesn't need the help.

28 posted on 02/21/2014 6:48:06 AM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Altura Ct.
So if you are white you can go F yourself

No, if you're white, you can pay for it.

29 posted on 02/21/2014 6:48:35 AM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: edcoil; All
Here's what its all about....

Senator Obama introduces the idea of a Civilian National Security Force

Is Obama planning to have a Civilian Security Force in addition to the military? "We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."

"We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set," Obama said. "We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."

30 posted on 02/21/2014 6:50:57 AM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Altura Ct.

More govt dependency.

Just what the Democrat party is looking for!

(With a white POTUS candidate likely in 2016 we need to keep those family ties tightly bound).


31 posted on 02/21/2014 6:51:35 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Does this plan involve the “F” word - Father

Cause if it doesn’t, then he’s just blowing smoke!!


32 posted on 02/21/2014 6:52:17 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Altura Ct.
Course curriculum

  1. Anatomy of a proper drug deal
  2. Prison etiquette
  3. Small arms techniques
  4. Lawyer shopping
  5. Sucker punching

33 posted on 02/21/2014 6:53:23 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: spokeshave

“The effort will seek “to make sure that every young man of color who is willing to work hard and lift himself up has an opportunity to get ahead and reach his full potential,” the White House official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement”

Every man of color who is willing to work hard and lift himself up is already doing it. Same as every white male, asiian male, Latin male.........

Want to incentivize those that can’t? Make high school and college education mandatory in prison.


34 posted on 02/21/2014 7:03:05 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: Altura Ct.
The effort will seek “to make sure that every young man of color who is willing to work hard and lift himself up has an opportunity to get ahead and reach his full potential,” the White House official said....

IF this were truly the goal, then this would be a laudable effort.

Unfortunately, it is FAR more likely that the effort will seek "to make sure that every young man of color, no matter how useless, criminal or hateful, will be given lots and lots of 'free' stuff, as well as promises of much more 'free' stuff to come - and NO ONE will be able to stop the flow of 'free' stuff because to do so would be 'racist'..."

35 posted on 02/21/2014 7:04:15 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Altura Ct.

Keep The SCHEME ALIVE!

HELP BARRY and I Create a NEW Opportunity for ALL young Black Men to become Participants in the NBA!

Midnight Basketball 2014 will CREATE that Opportunity!

luv, Michelle Obama


36 posted on 02/21/2014 7:22:14 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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37 posted on 02/21/2014 7:24:56 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Altura Ct.

Six years of getting rich by fleecing The Man, he finally thinks maybe he should do something to help the African-American community besides giving the Obamaphones for votes.


38 posted on 02/21/2014 7:36:03 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: DJ MacWoW

racist, OUR CONSTITUTION CALLS FOR EQUAL TREATMENT UNDER THE LAW.


39 posted on 02/21/2014 7:40:08 AM PST by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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mark


40 posted on 02/21/2014 7:43:54 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: SampleMan



41 posted on 02/21/2014 7:51:03 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: Altura Ct.

Midnight basketball again ?


42 posted on 02/21/2014 8:09:38 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

No. They’ve probably spent a few billion on liberal sociologists studying it. it is now 1 AM basketball...to be more effective, dontchaknow?


43 posted on 02/21/2014 8:15:26 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Doc Savage

How do I read this crap without my head exploding??!!!


44 posted on 02/21/2014 8:28:05 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: Altura Ct.

1) The very weaselness of this is so Obama: he going to have someone else, “foundations and companies”,
“test a range of strategies” and “evaluate policies and publicize results”. That’s a roadmap to nowhere.

2) “The effort will seek to make sure that every young man of color who is willing to work hard and lift himself up has an opportunity”. Well, that’s realistic. Beware of the stampede.

3) The situation of “troubled” black youth is a very real disaster for them, and for everyone of us who bear the huge price as crime victims, taxpayers, and citizens of a crumbling civilization. We are all diminished by tolerating an internal barbarism that overwhelms institutions and schools, coarsens society, bankrupts the nation, and in some places renders daily life a dangerous proposition. Obama is right to focus on this festering sore; after five years of nothing, it’s about time. Obama SHOULD be in a unique position to tell hard truths and lead on this. It is tragic that he lacks the character or executive mentality to accomplish anything specific. We all deserve better than this PR smokescreen.


45 posted on 02/21/2014 8:54:47 AM PST by Chewbarkah
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To: Altura Ct.

Initiative will bring foundations and companies together.
More camera”s in offices with an OR ELSE sign on it?.

Another socialism notch goes on his desk.


46 posted on 02/21/2014 9:22:17 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: edcoil

“Clearly the midnight basketball failed.”

That’s the first thing that came to my mind when I read the article. lol


47 posted on 02/21/2014 9:51:18 AM PST by depenzz ("Winning and grinning")
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To: depenzz

Yea but I bet the 40 million is still being sent out every year.


48 posted on 02/21/2014 9:55:42 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: Altura Ct.
If he was a republican this would be an example of

The War On Women


49 posted on 02/21/2014 9:57:42 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: Altura Ct.; All

Instant Brown Shirts, just add Obama.


50 posted on 02/21/2014 10:28:27 AM PST by PenguinM
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