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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Hyperpartisans have grilled Obama about how black unemployment is the worst it's been in decades, that (often perceived) black crime and violence are up, and that Democrats are trying to keep black people down ("on the plantation") so they can be assured their votes (of course, how intentionally subjugating black people would make them more likely to vote for Democrats is something they can't explain). It has been explicitly stated here that the Democrats are intentionally keeping the black community largely poor.

    So now Obama actually does something to address the problems facing young minority men in this country, and shockingly enough, it's attacked by hyperpartisans as just a vote grab.
    Well, let's slow down; Obama hasn't done anything.

    He suggested a plan that, on the surface, sounds like a good idea. We have to see how it's implemented to know if it's any count.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Is this a joke? I'm explicitly condemning the "cheap party politics."





    Okay.

    You're the last person on the planet to be attempting to lecure me about "bias."
    OK, sorry for my mistake.

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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I would agree. However, the only other option for the is to make everyone poor. Creating more black middle classers isn't an option for the Libbos.
    If we don't treat the blacks as a separate entity, then that makes everyone poor???

    And who are these "libbos" who don't want blacks to be middle class? A lot of them already are middle class, and a lot of whites are poor.

    That's the point: It's not the "black community" that is in trouble. It is the poor community that is in trouble.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If we don't treat the blacks as a separate entity, then that makes everyone poor???

    And who are these "libbos" who don't want blacks to be middle class? A lot of them already are middle class, and a lot of whites are poor.

    That's the point: It's not the "black community" that is in trouble. It is the poor community that is in trouble.
    Is throwing money at a problem going to solve anything? History, especially in the education industry suggests no.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Is throwing money at a problem going to solve anything? History, especially in the education industry suggests no.
    If the problem is having too much money lying around, then it solves the problem, otherwise, no.

    But, if successful people can say, "Look, I was in your position once, and I still succeeded. If I can do it, so can you," then that could save a few of them.
    Unless, of course, they listen to the failures saying, "The deck is stacked against you kid. Give up. You can make money selling weed or something."
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If the problem is having too much money lying around, then it solves the problem, otherwise, no.

    But, if successful people can say, "Look, I was in your position once, and I still succeeded. If I can do it, so can you," then that could save a few of them.
    Unless, of course, they listen to the failures saying, "The deck is stacked against you kid. Give up. You can make money selling weed or something."
    The problem is, that we don't have "too much money laying around".....And spending like this on any level is just IMHO, just another form of cheap vote buying, and false hope for people that really need more.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    The problem is, that we don't have "too much money laying around".....And spending like this on any level is just IMHO, just another form of cheap vote buying, and false hope for people that really need more.
    As long as he is serious about using private donations to fund it, he can spend all he wants as far as I'm concerned. If the plan is to use tax dollars, then it's time to say, "enough. We already have enough government programs."

    Speaking of privately funded programs for youth, I just came back from a dinner honoring volunteers in one that has been successful for decades. It's called the "Boy Scouts of America," and is one of the best organizations I know of in the project of teaching boys to be men. That one I'll support, both with money and time.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    As long as he is serious about using private donations to fund it, he can spend all he wants as far as I'm concerned. If the plan is to use tax dollars, then it's time to say, "enough. We already have enough government programs."
    agreed, but I don't trust this liar as far as I can throw him.

    Speaking of privately funded programs for youth, I just came back from a dinner honoring volunteers in one that has been successful for decades. It's called the "Boy Scouts of America," and is one of the best organizations I know of in the project of teaching boys to be men. That one I'll support, both with money and time.
    "Boy Scouts of America believes that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God."

    History of the Boy Scouts of America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

    One wonders how that would fair in today's 'anti religion' society.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    agreed, but I don't trust this liar as far as I can throw him.



    "Boy Scouts of America believes that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God."

    History of the Boy Scouts of America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

    One wonders how that would fair in today's 'anti religion' society.
    They seem to be doing fine. I'd be willing to bet that they have more members than Obama's "Brother's Keeper" will ever have. The membership did drop off a bit after gays were admitted to the ranks of scouts, which is kind of sad.

    I think calling today's society "anti religion" is a bit of s stretch given the numbers of churches there are in every town in America.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    They seem to be doing fine. I'd be willing to bet that they have more members than Obama's "Brother's Keeper" will ever have. The membership did drop off a bit after gays were admitted to the ranks of scouts, which is kind of sad.

    I think calling today's society "anti religion" is a bit of s stretch given the numbers of churches there are in every town in America.
    Lots of hypocrites attend church....Doesn't make them religious.
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