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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The trouble with libertarians is that they tend to conflate "anyone can succeed" with "everyone can succeed." Trying to explain to them how dumb that is doesn't seem to work.

    I'm not saying that everyone can succeed, not at all. What I'm arguing is that anyone can succeed, and the success one enjoys or does not enjoy depends on the choices that the individual makes. The only way that everyone would succeed is if everyone made the choice to succeed, and that will never happen.

    If you buy the idea that racial bias, poverty, lack of parenting, or whatever it may be precludes success regardless of what the individual may or may not do, then you're fostering a culture of poverty in which there is no escape because the individual sees no escape.

    The "why try, the deck is stacked against me" philosophy will inevitably lead to failure every time. It is a self fulfilling prophecy.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    All underprivileged children need a boost, all of them.
    Saying that only kids of color are lacking behind is the most bigoted thing that has come out of this President's mouth yet.
    I didn't look at it that way. I looked at it as a great thing for the audience it targeted. I see your point.

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

    Sorry Maggie, I just don't see this as a 'unifying' moment.
    The President pledged to be better than this and he and his people missed a chance at legacy.
    Imagine how he could have brought in poor Asians and poor Native Americans as well as poor Whites.
    Our county is full of Poor White kids who need just as much help, if not more .
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    I didn't look at it that way. I looked at it as a great thing for the audience it targeted. I see your point.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    They left already has the votes this supports; unless they have some internal polling that says the guilt vote is finally going away?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya Cal. Election time is coming. Democrats are reeling. They are going to go full tilt to try and garner up votes. The more they can do for people the more they will get that vote.

    Al Sharptones isn't around for just the Photo Op.

    Of course I am looking at thru the political lens.

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

    So now I'm attacking you du juor, eh Summer?
    What would ever bring you to that conclusion?
    Your list of issues in which you think you're not a raging lib, such as guns, red meat and immigration, don't impress.
    To object to the truth that Obama dropped the ball due to not being inclusive with
    Asians, Native Americans and Whites is an embarrassment to Liberals .
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    Enjoy your crow. And I can't be too much of a raging lib when I'm pro-gun/hunting, eat meat & potatoes, and am against immigration (though I admit to being against it from a liberal pov of "no more immigrants til we can take care of the citizens we already have"). But feel free to choose me as your attackee du jour.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    I saw Obama at the conference, opening up about challenges facing black youth; he used his own past as an example of what not to do.

    One of the few times I could actually stand to watch him, as he is so usually self aggrandizing ( as are politicians in general)
    .Refreshing for once, and he didn't put me to sleep like he normally does

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    I've said before and I'll say one more time just for you. The project should include ALL impoverished youth. I've never said otherwise.

    That said, to suggest that white young men face the same degree of hardship as black and latino young men is to be entirely foolish. So I'm also never going to forget about that during discussions.
    To use a Liberal tactic, so you're saying that white kids in a Black or Brown or Red or Yellow neighborhood don't stand out.
    Maybe you're okay with poor white kids internalizing their plight.
    I've seen the damage done with that.

    I've taught poor white kids for decades and I'm here to tell you that they DO stand out.
    Clothes, School Supplies, Hungry, no extra-curriculars, bullied by their own race--the list is endless .
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Was this the correct event for President Obama to 'come out' over getting high ?
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    This is not a bad thing, but Native Americans are still being ignored. In many cases it's a cultural problem.

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

    Well...first, kudos for finally engaging the 'community. It only took 5 years. Second...cant help but applaud the effort and third, good job bringing in private sector donations and participants.

    Now...I.m shocked...shocked I tell ya...that the rest of his efforts played on the poor 'victims' that have been oppressed by the legal system. SHOCKED I say!!!

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