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Obama launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to help young minority men (barf alert)
Yahoo News ^ | 2/27/2014 | Liz Goodwin

Posted on 02/27/2014 6:04:28 AM PST by RWB Patriot

President Obama will announce a $200 million commitment from nine foundations Thursday afternoon to bolster the lives of young men and boys of color. The funding is part of a larger initiative from the White House to bring private businesses, non-profits and local governments together to intervene in key moments in the lives of young black and Hispanic men to ensure they stay in school and eventually train for and get good jobs. As Yahoo News first reported, the cause will be a major focus of Obama’s—and the first lady’s—even after he leaves office. "I think it’s something that's deeply personal to the president and first lady,” said Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to the president and the Obamas’ closest friend from Chicago. “I’m sure their commitment to this initiative will be a lifelong commitment. This is not something they simply want to do while he’s in office — it will continue.” The president personally ordered his senior staff to come up with this new “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative in the wake of the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin two years ago. Obama—who was criticized by civil rights leaders for avoiding race-based initiatives and conversations while in office—was deeply moved by Martin’s death, and tasked his staff with creating a holistic, research-based approach to helping young minority boys succeed and avoid violence.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; bigbrother; looter; minorityboys; mybrotherskeeper; obama
Ayn Rand is cackling in her grave right now.
1 posted on 02/27/2014 6:04:29 AM PST by RWB Patriot
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To: RWB Patriot

Just like he supported gay scout leaders...


2 posted on 02/27/2014 6:07:42 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: RWB Patriot

What exactly is the point of training for a good job when Obama is pushing for barring them from entry level jobs and paying them not to work?


3 posted on 02/27/2014 6:08:18 AM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: RWB Patriot
Through psalmist everything this jerk has done its clear to me Obama has no desire to be my president.

And I have no desire to consider him my president.

4 posted on 02/27/2014 6:08:22 AM PST by skeeter
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To: RWB Patriot

>> The president personally ordered his senior staff to come up with this new “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative...

Shouldn’t it be “My Brother’s Jailkeeper”?


5 posted on 02/27/2014 6:08:41 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: RWB Patriot

And while he’s at it, he should tell them not to make babies until they’ve graduated from high school, have a job and get married. Contrary to the Democrats’ agenda, it’s really not the taxpayers’ duty to feed the children he breeds

Oh, and pull your pants up.


6 posted on 02/27/2014 6:09:18 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: RWB Patriot

Does he realize that the person who first used that phrase murdered his brother?


7 posted on 02/27/2014 6:09:29 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: RWB Patriot

This from the same Obama who is NOT HIS OWN brother’s keeper—the penniless brother who lives in a hut in Kenya?


8 posted on 02/27/2014 6:09:37 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: RWB Patriot

9 posted on 02/27/2014 6:11:17 AM PST by dontreadthis
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To: Nervous Tick

“>> The president personally ordered his senior staff to come up with this new “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative...

Shouldn’t it be “My Brother’s Jailkeeper”?”

Overseer.

That’s what the Plantation owners had to keep the slaves in line.


10 posted on 02/27/2014 6:12:23 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: RWB Patriot

More of our money down the toilet. Damn this little islamist!


11 posted on 02/27/2014 6:12:48 AM PST by onedoug
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To: RWB Patriot

“We The People” is now....”We the Black...and We the homos...and we the Socialists...and we the Muzzies....and we the abortionists...


12 posted on 02/27/2014 6:15:35 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: onedoug

I think that’s the point - to bankrupt the USA.
If you can do it in a way that makes people think you’re being benevolent, so much the better.


13 posted on 02/27/2014 6:17:38 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: RWB Patriot

Lets see, 6 years after taking office and now he decides to start to improve his public image among the black community which has high unemployment, the family is decimated by government policy at least in the inner city areas, etc. I guess things are not looking to bright in the polling from the community. One has to wonder what other damage this program will inflict assuming that there is an alternative motive besides making himself look good.


14 posted on 02/27/2014 6:23:10 AM PST by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: DarkWaters

You’re looking at the unemployment issue and the destruction of the family from YOUR lens, not from theirs...

In their worldview, those two issues mean

freedom from having to work to support yourself
freedom from being tied down by another person


15 posted on 02/27/2014 6:25:38 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: RWB Patriot

Why is Obummer always “hating on” young men and boys of non-color?


16 posted on 02/27/2014 6:26:01 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: RWB Patriot

Lead a horse to water,but........


17 posted on 02/27/2014 6:27:38 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: RWB Patriot

Yet another useless program from Washington that like most gov. programs will more likely exacerbate the problem than help. What black youths need most is stern discipline...something most of them never had. And the presence of Al Sharpton is this thing is a sure predictor of race-baiting following the inevitable failure.


18 posted on 02/27/2014 6:29:30 AM PST by driftless2
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To: RWB Patriot
Could you imagine the riots in the streets and the calls for impeachment if George W. Bush had announced he was raising $200 million for a program to help young white men and that his life's dream was for all white men to succeed?
19 posted on 02/27/2014 6:31:49 AM PST by apillar
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To: Howie66

>> That’s what the Plantation owners had to keep the slaves in line.

I think you’re confused. We working, taxpaying, God-fearing, nuclear-family-raising, law-abiding Americans are the new slave class.

Our “overseers” are the federal government and its three-letter-agencies: IRS, EPA, DOJ, BATF (okay, four letter), TSA, DOE, FDA, ...

On the other hand, Obama’s brothas are the rising “entitlement class” — keeping the overseers in power. In return, they deserves them some bling out of Obama’s stash. Call it “reparations” if you wish.

And R-E-S-P-E-C-T. They demand lots of RESPECT. Got that, slave? :-)


20 posted on 02/27/2014 6:32:37 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: RWB Patriot

More racism rorm the Racist in Chief.


21 posted on 02/27/2014 6:32:48 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: RWB Patriot
President Obama will announce a $200 million commitment from nine foundations Thursday afternoon to bolster the lives of young men and boys of color

Yeah. That oughta do it.

LOL! Yeah. Because 50 trillion dollars over the last 50 years or so hasn't been enough.

22 posted on 02/27/2014 6:37:33 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: driftless2

and he needs to use his own personal money to help those African relatives on his Father’s side of his family

and why is it always ‘person’s of color’ that obama’s care about, isn’t he president of ALL the people?

wake up voters before it is too late, maybe it already is, ya think?


23 posted on 02/27/2014 6:37:49 AM PST by haircutter
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To: RWB Patriot
Yet another boondoggle of a government program, duplicating whats already happening in the private sector, and has for years in the Big Brothers / Big Sisters organization.

Mrs USC and I are involved in them, they're a wonderful organization! We've sponsored kids, mentored others and have seen first hand the impact of BBBS on the lives of inner city kids. We've seen so many graduate high school, often with honors, and head off to college.

BBBS is PRIVATELY funded through individuals and business organizations. They're incredibly efficient with the money they get (I KNOW the Chicago area BBBS is) and they make a real difference in these kids lives.

24 posted on 02/27/2014 6:39:16 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: RWB Patriot
... the cause will be a major focus of Obama’s—and the first lady’s—even after he leaves office.

What a great gig. You create your own money funnel. Sweet!

25 posted on 02/27/2014 6:39:21 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: RWB Patriot

What about Americans, Zero?


26 posted on 02/27/2014 6:43:17 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: RWB Patriot

Poor whites?
Go to hell, crackers!


27 posted on 02/27/2014 6:45:11 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: RWB Patriot

Move over, Jesse. Barack is about to move in on your turf.

Meet the new Extorter in Chief.


28 posted on 02/27/2014 6:45:47 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: haircutter

Imagine if instead initiating a worthless program that will do nothing to stop the carnage in the black sections of most American cities, Obama told them to work hard, stay out of trouble, study hard in school, and quit blaming whitey for their problems. Oh, and told them to pull up their pants. What are the chances he’d make that speech? I suppose about the same chances as me being made King of Australia.


29 posted on 02/27/2014 6:46:09 AM PST by driftless2
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To: RWB Patriot
I think everyone can agree something needs to be done however, the taxpayer shouldn't bear any of the costs in this undertaking. Go out and get private funding - great, more power to them. The reparations need to stop. The problem is created using taxpayer funds and then it's supposedly going to be solved by in part, using taxpayer funding. Wash, rinse repeat. There's too much financial gain to be made in the racism business. Until that issue is addressed, it's just its own financial sector with certain players profiting from it.
30 posted on 02/27/2014 6:49:53 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Nervous Tick

How could I possibly disagree with your well stated logic?

I gots their “respect” right here. :-)


31 posted on 02/27/2014 6:53:32 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: RWB Patriot

At least it is not with taxpayer money. I thought at first it was but it is private funding. Obama is just getting the face time.


32 posted on 02/27/2014 6:54:44 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: RWB Patriot
It is useless for a straight White male to show up for an interview these days...there are too many (less qualified) 'government-preferred' people ahead of him.

When the rejected, young White male, is forced to start his own service company and begins to become successful...the government will tax him out of business for succeeding due to White priviledge.

33 posted on 02/27/2014 6:55:08 AM PST by blam
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To: RWB Patriot
RACE 24X7 WITH THIS CHICAGO GANG OF RATS RUNNING AMERICA.



Black Congressman:Requiring Blacks to Win Majority Vote is Racist
34 posted on 02/27/2014 7:06:20 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: RWB Patriot

Wait, what about his own actual brothers and other relatives? Like the brother living in shack in Africa. Or the aunt in the housing project outside Boston.


35 posted on 02/27/2014 7:33:07 AM PST by Stingray51
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To: RWB Patriot

Gee, will this put him contrary to Spike Lee, whose raging hate of white people has him vilifying the upgrading of Brooklyn and environs because people who actually care about their neighborhoods have moved back in?

Blind hatred is so pitiful.


36 posted on 02/27/2014 7:47:18 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: jagusafr

How black do you need to be to qualify? Half, quarter..or hispanic? Who will decide what color a candidate is? Maybe like gender..race should become self identified. Bill Clinton called himself black...
This will be a program to fix a problem that govt created with welfare and the destruction of the black..and poor families. The fact that it will be based on race is ridiculous because the same problem is invading all races in the country. Grow up with a single poor Mom and no Dad and your chances in life are pretty limited.


37 posted on 02/27/2014 8:08:10 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: t1b8zs

I was hired to train 20 young black men to do asbestos work back a few years ago. It was a federal/state funded program put together by Julia Carson the local black congressperson at the time. After lunch the first day I had already lost 5 of the 20 and 10 came back late because they had met some of their homeys and had stopped to chat. By the next morning 4 of that 10 were gone. We were now down to 11 of the original 20. By the end of the class we were down to 6. Of those 6 only 2 picked up their medical exam voucher and neither of them ever ever returned.

Bottom line I was paid very handsomely to train these young men, at taxpayer expense, for $20+ /jobs that were waiting for them. And not one ever did a second of work on those jobs. Those jobs were eventually performed by crews from Nicaraugra. Even Andre Carson, Miss Julia’s grandson and heir to her seat, told me he would never do it again because it was a waste of money.


38 posted on 02/27/2014 8:13:40 AM PST by redangus
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To: RWB Patriot

More Ministry of Love bible interpretations where scripture means whatever they want it to mean. I guarantee no one involved with this initiative even knows the context of that phrase. Not one.


39 posted on 02/27/2014 8:14:19 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: RWB Patriot

I love the phrase My Brother’s Keeper. Spoken by a man who had just killed his brother.


40 posted on 02/27/2014 9:12:42 AM PST by lurk
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To: redangus

No surprise here.I was an outside public utility tech and would have to train new techs on occasion.All too often I would literally have to tell the “trainee” to get out of the truck.So many showed no initiative asked no questions and eventually turned out to be crappy techs but were kept on the payroll for obvious reasons.


41 posted on 02/27/2014 9:18:14 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: RWB Patriot

$200 million commitment OH boy another stimulus program what could go wrong.


42 posted on 02/27/2014 9:43:04 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: RWB Patriot
What will the *oversight* of funding be?

I have experienced two examples of what can and will happen when money is involved with good intentions. One recent event found that the Doc Hurley scholarship fund had been embezzled...drained of scholarship money intended to help inner-city kids go to college....by the daughter of the founder, Doc. Hurley.

Doc was a lovely gentleman who was a HS school coach. He devoted his life, and walked-the walk...returning to the city to serve as a beacon to underprivileged kids. He was loved and respected in the Hartford region and was able to amass donations for a longstanding scholarship fund.

He passed away a few weeks ago, at age 91, I'm sure he died of a broken heart, when he learned his own flesh-and-blood, took all the funds for her personal use.

A few decades ago, private contributions set up a scholarship program for ANY student who attended one particular elementary school, who was in need, and wanted to pursue an education beyond HS. That included a 4-year ride to Harvard, Yale, community college, culinary school...yada. The only codicil, was that they had to graduate from HS/ The children were tracked/followed over their years in the Hartford PS. Of the hundreds that were followed.....ONE child took advantage of the scholarship and went to hairdressing school. Fact.

Hussein's pronouncements are doomed to FAILure. I can see the writing on the wall.

43 posted on 02/27/2014 9:01:57 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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