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Obama strives to be 'my brotherís keeper' (Caucasians excluded from Trayvon fund)
The Hill ^ | 2/27/14 | Justin Sink

Posted on 02/27/2014 6:31:38 PM PST by Libloather

President Obama announced a $200 million philanthropic commitment Thursday to catapult the lives of young men of color.

The program, dubbed "My Brother's Keeper," will look to coordinate businesses and government "to give more young Americans the support they need to make good choices and to be resilient and to overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams, the president said.

During the White House ceremony, he empathized with black and Hispanic men who believed they were facing impossible odds and were angered by absentee parents and harsh consequences.

"I made bad choices," Obama admitted. "I got high without always thinking about the harm that it could do. I didn't always take school as seriously as I should have. I made excuses. Sometimes I sold myself short."

The president also announced that he was naming a task force to examine how government policies impact boys of color. Colin Powell, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NBA hall-of-famer Magic Johnson, and NBA commissioner Adam Silver were in attendance.

The parents of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, both black Florida teens whose shooters avoided murder convictions, were in the crowd and acknowledged by the president.

"In the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin verdict, I spoke about the need to bolster and reinforce our young men," Obama said.

Efforts receiving funding through the program will include those targeting early child development and school readiness, parenting and parent engagement, third grade literacy, and school discipline reform.

Programs helping reduce minority interactions with the criminal justice system and improve health and economic opportunities will also be among those evaluated by the task force, which has three months to design an plan for coordinating the $200 million in commitments.

According to the White House, the panel will also work across the federal government to assess the impact of federal policies on boys of color, create an online portal of programs that have a proven record of success, and recommend ways the White House can continue to partner with the private sector on outreach efforts. The effort will be chaired by Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary Broderick Johnson.

Still, Obama stressed the role that parents and neighbors had in helping young men of color navigate the world.

"We can reform our criminal justice system to make sure it's not infected with bias, but nothing keeps a young man out of trouble like a father who takes an active role in his son's life," Obama said.

Obama stressed that "My Brother's Keeper is not some big new government program."

"Parents will have to parent, and turn off the television and help with homework," he said.

The president also acknowledged Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, saying he was evidence that "the urgency of the situation requires us to move past some of these old arguments."

"If I can persuade [Rev. Al] Sharpton and O'Reilly to be in the same meeting, then it means there are people of good faith who want to get things done," Obama said.

During an interview with O’Reilly ahead of the Super Bowl earlier this month, Obama defended his administration’s efforts to address problems within minority communities.

“We address it explicitly all the time. … Talking about the importance of men taking responsibility for their children. Talking about the importance of young people delaying gratification. Talking about the importance of when it comes to child rearing, paying child support, spending time with your kids, reading with them. So, whether it’s getting publicity or not is a whole different question,” Obama said.

The program also corresponds with the president’s “Year of Action” messaging campaign, which has focused on Obama’s efforts to use his regulatory authorities and ability to corral philanthropic support to achieve policy proposals without needing legislation. Earlier this year, Obama rallied private corporations, foundations and universities to improve school access for poor children and end discrimination against the long-term unemployed in hiring practices.


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KEYWORDS: brother; keeper; obama; trayvon
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"Parents will have to parent, and turn off the television and help with homework," he said.

$200 million for all that.

1 posted on 02/27/2014 6:31:38 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Obama is not even his own brother’s keeper.


2 posted on 02/27/2014 6:32:42 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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Supposedly private funds. I’m good with that.

>> to improve school access for poor children

What about the voucher programs that Obama terminated?


3 posted on 02/27/2014 6:35:51 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Libloather

My brotha!


4 posted on 02/27/2014 6:36:14 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: Libloather
White IS a color ... asshole !
5 posted on 02/27/2014 6:39:09 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Libloather

businesses will be blackmailed to contribute


6 posted on 02/27/2014 6:39:52 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Libloather

Something my wife brought up immediately (besides dinner upon seeing obammy). Why is this directed at only male black youths?


7 posted on 02/27/2014 6:40:35 PM PST by pfflier
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To: Libloather

Parents plural?

As if the baby daddies are around to help with homework.....sheesh....what a disconnect.


8 posted on 02/27/2014 6:40:50 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Libloather

Yea but the parent needs to have some knowledge of the subject related to the homework they are helping with


9 posted on 02/27/2014 6:40:58 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: SeaHawkFan

Someone else posted on a pervious thread:

So they are changing the name of Parole Officer to Brother Keeper?


10 posted on 02/27/2014 6:41:20 PM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: SeaHawkFan
Obama is not even his own brother’s keeper.

Why do you say that?


11 posted on 02/27/2014 6:41:22 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Libloather

Our most DIVISIVE and RACIST _Resident. Ever. There’s not a single white boy being raised by a single Mom that just MIGHT need some help and guidance along the way, too?

*SPIT*

You’re supposed to LEAD us ALL, you @sshat! You’re SUPPOSED to defend and protect us from ENEMIES, both foreign and domestic - and that’s about IT! YOUR party (the Democrats) have DESTROYED the American Black Family, and pretty much destroyed every other family, as well! Anything goes! Women don’t need men, anymore! Who NEEDS a family unit? Mother Government will take care of you!

*SPIT*

See also: Worst. Congress. Ever. EVER!


12 posted on 02/27/2014 6:41:41 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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Parents plural?

As if the baby daddies are around to help with homework.....sheesh....what a disconnect.


13 posted on 02/27/2014 6:41:52 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Libloather
ahahahaha THIS REALLY ANGERS me !!

Still, Obama stressed the role that parents and neighbors had in helping young men of color navigate the world.

MR OBAMA USE YOUR OWN MONEY ANYWAY YOU CHOOSE! dont force ME to care More about anyone of color.

this is just DEVISIVE UGLINESS with a smily face on!

"We can reform our criminal justice system to make sure it's not infected with bias, but nothing keeps a young man out of trouble like a father who takes an active role in his son's life," Obama said.

""WOW NO ONE KNEW THAT BEFORE YOUR MADE YOU SELF IMPORTANT PROCLAMATION

Obama stressed that "My Brother's Keeper is not some big new government program."

"Parents will have to parent, and turn off the television and help with homework," he said.

what WILL the penalty for NON COMPLIANCE BE?



will it be based on SHADES of SKIN COLOR

somebody needs to tell this punk were TIRED of his vile divisive NONSENSE
14 posted on 02/27/2014 6:43:01 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: Libloather

Who is paying for all this sheeeeeeeeeeeeeet?


15 posted on 02/27/2014 6:43:06 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Travis McGee
Parents plural?

As if the baby daddies are around to help with homework.....sheesh....what a disconnect.

Issues, WASS photo WASS.jpg

16 posted on 02/27/2014 6:43:42 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Libloather

I could shovel that $ 200 million into a toilet and achieve the same result sooner.


17 posted on 02/27/2014 6:43:56 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Libloather

The Hebrew from Genesis 4:9 has the word “keeper” as shamar. Shamar is more like a prison guard or slave overseer.

I suppose that’s the correct context here as well.

http://biblehub.com/text/genesis/4-9.htm

Shamar: http://biblehub.com/hebrew/8104.htm


18 posted on 02/27/2014 6:47:47 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Libloather

maybe prez dumb*** could quit hanging around rappers and embracing the hip hop culture.

maybe prez dumb*** could come down on using drugs...

maybe prez dumb*** could start enforcing the laws

maybe......


19 posted on 02/27/2014 6:51:05 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Gene Eric

Do you really think the Party of Slavery wants them educated? The government schools work as planned.


20 posted on 02/27/2014 6:51:07 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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