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Black Lawmakers to Host First Hearing on the Status of Black Males
Black Entertainment Television ^ | July 22, 2013 | Joyce Jones

Posted on 07/22/2013 6:33:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The hearing will address education, unemployment incarceration and other challenges.

Young, African-American men are disproportionately more likely to be incarcerated. Their unemployment rate for June was 13 percent. A study by the Schott Foundation for Public Education found that just 52 percent graduated from high school in 2009-10.

Black lawmakers on Capitol Hill in March established the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys to raise awareness about issues like these that disproportionately affect this demographic. On July 24, the group will hold its first hearing, titled "The Status of Black Males: Ensuring Our Boys Mature Into Strong Men."

The timing of the hearing, a little more than a week after the George Zimmerman verdict, is coincidental, said D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, a co-chair of the caucus, but the inaugural effort to get the nation to address the challenges facing African-American males is "right on time."

Pointing to barriers to success, such as the likelihood of being racially profiled, having little or no access to quality health care or to have suffered from gun violence, Rep. Danny Davis called for the end of these and other disparities.

"We know that our nation cannot be true to its values, indeed cannot sustain itself, divided by such persistent inequalities," said the Illinois congressman and caucus co-chair......

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
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Now substitute "white" for "black" in the headline and try to imagine that happening.
1 posted on 07/22/2013 6:33:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Blame Whitey. Now move along.

CC


2 posted on 07/22/2013 6:37:28 PM PDT by Captain Compassion
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Young, African-American men are disproportionately more likely to be incarcerated.

It sounds as though these so called "lawmakers" believe that we should set a percentage of criminals to incarcerate according to skin tone. These people have "issues". They aren't right in the head.

3 posted on 07/22/2013 6:37:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty. The DemocRATS' payback for the 2010 elections.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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4 posted on 07/22/2013 6:39:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Pointing to barriers to success, such as the likelihood of being racially profiled, having little or no access to quality health care or to have suffered from gun violence, Rep. Danny Davis called for the end of these and other disparities.

Up to reading that I was hopeful this just might be a good start to addressing these serious issues in the black community. The primary barrier to success is the welfare state has destroyed the black family, and substituted a government for a father. Based on Rep Davis' concerns it sounds like the caucus will simply demand a further expansion of the government plantation for blacks.

5 posted on 07/22/2013 6:39:52 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Captain Compassion; 2ndDivisionVet

Beat me to it. 1) Decide that whatever is wrong, it’s whitey’s fault. 2) Vote for white DemocRats.


6 posted on 07/22/2013 6:41:11 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

TOTAL WASTE of TAX PAYER MONEY and TIME.


7 posted on 07/22/2013 6:43:13 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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Perhaps they should do a study on the differences and outcomes between native blacks and immigrants from Africa.


8 posted on 07/22/2013 6:43:35 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Pointing to barriers to success, such as the likelihood of being racially profiled, having little or no access to quality health care or to have suffered from gun violence, Rep. Danny Davis called for the end of these and other disparities.”

Perhaps, their fathers should marry their mothers.


9 posted on 07/22/2013 6:44:12 PM PDT by buridan
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To: dsrtsage

I have several friends originally from Nigeria....they cannot stand American blacks, they can’t believe the opportunities they squandered just by being born in this country.


10 posted on 07/22/2013 6:44:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Young, African-American men are disproportionately more likely to be incarcerated. Their unemployment rate for June was 13 percent.”

A) Blacks commit more crimes.
B) Less educated people or felons are less likely to be employed.


11 posted on 07/22/2013 6:46:28 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Black Lawmakers to Host First Hearing on the Status of Black Males

I am going to go out on a limb here:

All of them are still Black. And except for maybe Fredrick in San Francisco, who now goes by Frejiqua, they are all still male.

12 posted on 07/22/2013 6:46:55 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll save everyone’s time and cut to the chase: It’s all my fault.


13 posted on 07/22/2013 6:47:34 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“We know that our nation cannot be true to its values, indeed cannot sustain itself, divided by such persistent inequalities,”
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He is worried about division so they have a caucus that divides by wanting to help only blacks.

They are divisive.


14 posted on 07/22/2013 6:47:47 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Captain Compassion

Yep


15 posted on 07/22/2013 6:48:10 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
End welfare. End unions. Encourage work. Encourage two-parent families.

Problem solved.

16 posted on 07/22/2013 6:48:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Sort of a reverse affirmative action for crime?


17 posted on 07/22/2013 6:49:10 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: dfwgator
I have spent some time in Jamaica (on business) and my Agent there (native Jamaican/college in NY) feels the same.

To be honest in Jamaica (not Kingston though) I felt very comfortable amongst the locals.

18 posted on 07/22/2013 6:49:46 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Behavior of a single parent Sub-Culture raised on anti-white animosity and envy.
Triggered by their racist hatred and a righteous indignation
instilled and encouraged by a Leftist Hollywood
and Public School Victimist Propaganda.
Empowered by Liberals and their Entitlement Mentality.
Often Ignored and Protected by the National News Media,
Political Correctness and a corrupt DOJ.
Forgiven by an endless list of Affirmative Excuses
and Lowered Expectations.
Glorified beyond recognition by a fawning media on TV,
on the Movie screen, and Gansta Rap.

This is the chaotic new social dis-order,
void of personal safety,
common decency, and civilized behavior
that the multi-cultists have forced upon us,
and until America wakes up out of its blind obedience to Political Correctness
and recognizes this behavior for what it is, and admit that it is a serious problem,
violent crimes like these will only get worse....much worse.”


19 posted on 07/22/2013 6:51:47 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How could we forget our fried.. Looterman! (He was lucky he didn't get caught.. ;))



20 posted on 07/22/2013 6:52:07 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Let me guess; they'll spend millions for ACORN to do some studies and the outcome will be that whitey is keeping them down.


21 posted on 07/22/2013 6:52:42 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure better access to healthcare is going to enable them to read beyond the 2nd grade level, write in cursive, speak in complete sentences and do simple math problems without the aid of a calculator. This is just totally stupid.

According to stats I saw from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the end of 2012 unemployment among Black males was pushing 30%. Lots of jobs available in the oil patch but they would actually have to work for a change and I would suspect most of them haven’t a clue as to how to accomplish that task.


22 posted on 07/22/2013 6:58:11 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Baynative

I love that Eminem is the center focus of the second picture.


23 posted on 07/22/2013 6:59:03 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Baynative
You Forgot!

Their Keen Fashion Sense...


24 posted on 07/22/2013 7:00:37 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Many, many Black American men have pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and created their own equality.
Sadly, most seem to take the lazy road and end up lost.


25 posted on 07/22/2013 7:01:09 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I can predict the outcome; white America is the cause of blacks being nine times more likely to commit a crime.
26 posted on 07/22/2013 7:02:03 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: buridan

HERE HERE..or hear hear..

Perhaps, their fathers should marry their mothers.

Families...INTACT FAMILIES are the very cornerstone of a healthy society.

THATS Racist isnt it? just checking


27 posted on 07/22/2013 7:02:11 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Captain Compassion

Well, it’s true. They won’t “get it”.


28 posted on 07/22/2013 7:03:08 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: EEGator

“Young, African-American men are disproportionately more likely to be incarcerated. Their unemployment rate for June was 13 percent.”

A) Blacks commit more crimes.
B) Less educated people or felons are less likely to be employed.


That’s racist!

A magic “Incarceration Net” just fell out of the sky and ensnared all those innocent young black males....


29 posted on 07/22/2013 7:03:15 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Families...INTACT FAMILIES are the very cornerstone of a healthy society.

The Great Society was a huge "success". It destroyed the black family structure in a mere two generations.

30 posted on 07/22/2013 7:04:03 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Black lawmakers on Capitol Hill in March established the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys to raise awareness about issues like these that disproportionately affect this demographic. On July 24, the group will hold its first hearing, titled "The Status of Black Males: Ensuring Our Boys Mature Into Strong Men."

I can help:

  1. Quit committing crimes. Quit acting like thugs.
  2. Turn off the racism and hatred, and start acting like responsible civilized human beings.
  3. Learn to read, write, and start behaving like decent civilized human beings.
  4. Pull up your pants, and practice walking like civilized human beings.
  5. Practice talking like civilized human beings. Practice reading and writing. Study subjects that are constructive and useful in a free market society.
  6. Start living and thinking like civilized human beings.
  7. No one owes you a damn thing. Very few people of any color get anything for free -- you are far overdrawn on the free stuff. If you want a job, you can earn it. If you want respect, you can earn that too. If you want prosperity, you can create it, legally.
  8. You are exactly the person you have created. Your life is exactly what you have created. Only you can change your thinking. Only you can change your behavior.

31 posted on 07/22/2013 7:04:26 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Venturer
correction they want to hep only Black Males....as least whats what the copy says.

Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys correction they want to hep only Black Males....as least whats what the copy says.

the women are getting short schrift??

32 posted on 07/22/2013 7:04:34 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Bikkuri

Americas Most Infamous Undocumented Shopper!


33 posted on 07/22/2013 7:05:21 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not only do blacks commit more crimes, but many cities are fudging the numbers DOWN to make their cities look more attractive.


34 posted on 07/22/2013 7:05:31 PM PDT by GOPJ (Department of Justice to Americans:'How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Pointing to barriers to success, such as the likelihood of being racially profiled, having little or no access to quality health care or to have suffered from gun violence, Rep. Danny Davis called for the end of these and other disparities.”

No mention of fatherless households, gang membership, crappy unionized schools in ghetto neighborhoods producing kids who can’t read their diplomas, and liberal policies that have created a persistent black underclass since the 1960s. Yeah, I’m sure their focus will solve all the black community’s problems. /S


35 posted on 07/22/2013 7:06:20 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: buridan

Ouch !


36 posted on 07/22/2013 7:06:22 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will they look into the gangsta culture, fartherlessness, and crime stats?

Of course not.


37 posted on 07/22/2013 7:06:50 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3046037/posts

From the above link:

In New York, from January to June 2008, 83 percent of all gun assailants were black, according to witnesses and victims, though blacks were only 24 percent of the population. Blacks and Hispanics together accounted for 98 percent of all gun assailants. Forty-nine of every 50 muggings and murders in the Big Apple were the work of black or Hispanic criminals.

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly confirms Mac Donald’s facts. Blacks and Hispanics commit 96 percent of all crimes in the city, he says, but only 85 percent of the stop-and-frisks are of blacks and Hispanics.


38 posted on 07/22/2013 7:07:41 PM PDT by GOPJ (Department of Justice to Americans:'How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the stupidity here is overwhelming


39 posted on 07/22/2013 7:07:45 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I just can’t help myself. It’s in my genetic makeup.


40 posted on 07/22/2013 7:08:52 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will Tim Scott be invited?


41 posted on 07/22/2013 7:13:21 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: pookie18

A few good toons for you cracka.


42 posted on 07/22/2013 7:13:58 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: Delta 21
This is the chaotic new social dis-order, void of personal safety, common decency, and civilized behavior that the multi-cultists have forced upon us, and until America wakes up out of its blind obedience to Political Correctness and recognizes this behavior for what it is, and admit that it is a serious problem, violent crimes like these will only get worse...

Nice rant Delta..

43 posted on 07/22/2013 7:15:11 PM PDT by GOPJ (Department of Justice to Americans:'How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Plenty of black males earn extraordinary salries by competing in various athletic endeavors. While it isn’t a surefire solution to all issues, one step to strengthen black communities is for these millionaires to unite. Marry black women, become their husbands, become fathers to their children. Be a rela man, not an absentee landlord. Reduce buying expensive jewelry, cars, homes and certainly end this fascination with having multiple children with various women. Then, rebuild the inner cities with those millions of dollars. Make it safe for the next generation and the one after that. What a wonderful opportunity black males have in this nation, being instant millionaires, celebrities, worshipped by so many, just for catching a football or dribbling a basketball yet very few seem overly concerned about the areas in which they left.


44 posted on 07/22/2013 7:15:13 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What in the world could ignorant harpies such as Sheila Jackson Lee, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Barbara Lee, and Maxine Waters, teach Black young men?


45 posted on 07/22/2013 7:16:35 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
46 posted on 07/22/2013 7:16:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

My typos “salaries” and “real”


47 posted on 07/22/2013 7:17:33 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Captain Compassion

The Blacks and the Jews both were enslaved, and fought hundreds of years of discrimination, bigotry and prejudice.

The Jews raised their expectations of themselves, and took responsibility for their own happiness through the pursuit of excellence because they knew nobody else would, or could right the wrongs of the past, get them where they wanted to be in life and make them happy.

The blacks just voted democrat, because they knew revenge politics, victimization and blaming others for their current situation was the best way to find happiness. How is that working?

Is that an “Honest” enough conversation on race?


48 posted on 07/22/2013 7:20:26 PM PDT by Wildbill22 (They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton Williams Abrams)
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To: dfwgator

Yup. The Ethiopians I have met feel nothing but contempt for them.


49 posted on 07/22/2013 7:22:26 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

they’re all gong to find creative ways to blame the power structure, the system, society, and capitalism.. they’ll pose for pictures with whatever celebs show-up and head home and tell people it’s whitey’s fault.


50 posted on 07/22/2013 7:22:26 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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