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

    Anyone who knows me knows how off-base you are with this.
    As a die-hard Obama supporter, I'm lit up every day I post on dp.

    You're right, you didn't see the press conference, I did.
    There were ZERO poor white faces behind him BHO.

    I am responding for the white GOP cons who are rightly indignant that POOR white kids are not included,
    though so many have just as bad of lives if not worse.

    On our wrestling team alone, two of our kids have parents incarcerated--public knowledge.
    Pretty hard to develop self-esteem that way, but wrestling has given him a new family.

    Before you go off incorrectly next time, get informed .
    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    You have got to be kidding me?

    I can't speak to the press conference, but did anyone bother to look at the picture from the OP article? I counted 3 White adults in the shot...2 males, 1 female.

    [ATTACH=[/ATTACH]

    Would you be okay if that became the poster for the "My Brother's Keeper" program? Would that make y'all White folks happy?

    (I'm being sarcastic, but dang, man! Why does everything this man does have to be laced by the pundits with a touch of racism or political partisan brinksmanship? Why can't he just be doing something because it's the right thing to do?)
    ALet me know when poor white kids, a significant minority, are invited for a photo-op.
    Meanwhile, enjoy Obama's fake photo-ops, since you're being partisan.
    My right-wing friends won't believe that one from me .
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Oh, I think current reality is that the US is still a land of opportunity. If you choose to believe that the problem is "society" or "whitie", or "the man", then you'll never make the effort to break the cycle of poverty. If you can be led to believe that your choices really do make a difference, then the cycle can be broken. Our society has many middle class Americans who were born into poverty. It can be done, and is all the time.

    but, no one said it was easy, or that a little help along the way is a bad thing.
    I get that you're okay with the extreme opportunity inequality that currently exists, and would like to turn up the volume on that even further. You make that clear quite regularly.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    I get that you're okay with the extreme opportunity inequality that currently exists, and would like to turn up the volume on that even further. You make that clear quite regularly.
    I'm not sure where you get that from anything I've posted.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    That's completely out-of-line and nowhere clear to what he said.
    Blacks and Browns aren't the only ones who have it rough in this Nation.
    What happened to Native Americans, Asians, and Poor whites.
    Were you good with BHO saying he got high>
    Not exactly the right forum huh ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    I get that you're okay with the extreme opportunity inequality that currently exists, and would like to turn up the volume on that even further. You make that clear quite regularly.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I'm not sure where you get that from anything I've posted.
    You keep saying that getting out of poverty and racial inequality is simply a matter of personal responsibility, are you not? Am I missing something?
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    He didn't.
    Liberal DEMs are an embarrassment when they go off like that.
    Then they go pout as in 2010 and don't vote .
    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I'm not sure where you get that from anything I've posted.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    No. But we call that the 4-H Club, Boy Scouts, Boy's Club, YMCA or better yet COLLEGE!
    Wow, exactly NONE of those orgs are white only. You didn't answer the question because it breaks your little hate script.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    That's completely out-of-line and nowhere clear to what he said.
    Blacks and Browns aren't the only ones who have it rough in this Nation.
    What happened to Native Americans, Asians, and Poor whites.
    Were you good with BHO saying he got high>
    Not exactly the right forum huh ?
    And yours is equally out of line, as I've already stated that fact in numerous posts. The conversation between DN is off on a tangent. Apparently you're reacting before reading.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    You keep saying that getting out of poverty and racial inequality is simply a matter of personal responsibility, are you not? Am I missing something?
    I'm not seeing that. It's about teaching the kids not to make the same mistakes that are being made all around them. Showing them there are different answers than the ones their parents and neighbors chose. Giving them more options and teaching them how to choose successfully and consciously, not just by default.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    You keep saying that getting out of poverty and racial inequality is simply a matter of personal responsibility, are you not?
    It most certainly is.
    Poor white kids should have been 'included' by the 'unifier'.
    Without an awesome GOP Gov. Ogilvie of IL in 1971 and his tution grant for chem/physics/math teachers in which there was a shortage,
    I would have not been able to go to College.

    I was lucky my 'white' Dad was in the service, though as an NCO with four kids and starting from zero, we were still poor.
    Dad was able to sign for Federal loans with low rates for boarding so I could go to a 4-year college and have the 'rich' experience .
    Am I missing something?
    Accusing someone of being okay with extreme opportunity iinequality is once again out-of-line.
    I have never seen anything from him like that.
    How about you ?
    Last edited by NIMBY; 02-27-14 at 07:29 PM.
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