President Obama's My Brother's My Keeper Initiative

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  1. mangudai954

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    It sounds like its has good intentions but what this will actually do seems to be very vague. I'll be keeping up with this to see where it goes.
     
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  2. eazye 804

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    Thanks. P4l

    Will read in the a.m
     
  3. murkn3m

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    No Cliffs come one OP you know better
     
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  4. georgehimself

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    I think the 3 minute video he posted would be your Cliffs.
     
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  5. 6 Rings G.O.A.T.

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    Will read later.. Maybe?
     
  6. murkn3m

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    Cliffs>> 3 minutes
     
  7. georgehimself

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    Cliffs are larger than 3 minutes?
     
  8. sneakaprince

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    Sounds interesting. Would love to see some changes in my hometown because of this initiative. I can literally count in one hand the number of friends I had with a father or make figure I. Their house growing up.

    A lot of my childhood friends could've done a lot better with more support at home.

    I thank god and my mother everyday that I have been able to make it where I am in life.
     
  9. milestailsprowe

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    So what he wants to have everyone watch each others back and make sure they are on path? Thats what I'm getting out of it
     
  10. 36 ounces

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    I'm definitely about this...We need positive influences for our younger generation.
     
  11. oidreez

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    I like this idea and I never thought I would see the day where the President wants to help inner city youth. I know there will be hate though
     
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  12. mangudai954

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    Its already started.

    A lot people are calling this initiative racist, and a waste of time because its going to be spent on people who need to help themselves.
     
  13. deuce king

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    I just glad President Obama can be "himself" in his 2nd term.  Initiatives like this and others are great. 
     
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  15. ballahb

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    I like the idea
     
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    Are we for inclusion or not?



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    President Obama (Jason Reed/Reuters)

    If you are wondering how a new initiative, My Brother’s Keeper, which would assist at-risk African and Hispanic males, is constitutional, you are not alone. This is not a situation in which there has been any finding of any discrimination (which might trigger Section 5 of the 14th Amendment, which provides, “The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article”).

    Roger Clegg, head of the Center for Equal Opportunity, thinks this is flat-out unconstitutional. He writes:
    He suspects this is just another bone to his base. (“President Obama has caved in to pressure from the left — the Congressional Black Caucus and others — to do something he was generally unwilling to do up to now: Endorse a federal program that is overtly limited to those of a particular color.”) In any event, it’s insipid to suggest one’s “brother” for whom you should look after is defined by skin color or ethnic background.

    It’s odd, really, that we just got through celebration of the veto of Arizona’s anti-gay legislation that would have allowed business owners to refuse service on the basis of sexual orientation – if they could show they are acting upon a sincerely held religious belief. That was Wednesday. Now on Thursday the government itself wants to exclude at-risk boys who don’t meet the racial and ethnic requirements of the program. (If it was focused on only “straight” youth, would the left be up in arms?)

    Now, it is refreshing that the administration has paused from its “war on women” rhetoric to take notice that it really has been men who were hurt more than women in the recession, have worse educational outcomes than women and seem to be more affected by the absence of a father in their lives.

    The problem with hyping gender and racial differences is not simply the increased resentment and divisiveness it creates but also that it uses victimhood as a political weapon. Pretty soon words like “discrimination” lose meaning. It seems you are either for an inclusive society – devoted to diminishing racial, ethnic, religious and other distinctions — or you’re not.

    Like the Arizona anti-gay law, no good can come from a program that divides up the population by these categories.
     
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  18. nom de guerre

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    This is good.. hope the self responsibility part sinks in for these young men
     
  19. knowledgebones72

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    I can't wait for this thread to show me who i should be blocking :nthat:
     
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    they are coming soon :lol: