President Barack Obama is creating a new office to bolster education of African-American students.

The White House says the office will coordinate the work of communities and federal agencies to ensure that African-American youngsters are better prepared for high school, college and career.

{snip} Aides say his executive order, to be signed Thursday, will set a goal of producing “a more effective continuum” of programs for African-American students.

The president announced his election-year initiative, the first-ever White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, in remarks to the civil rights group National Urban League Convention Wednesday as he sought to rally black voters.


In his remarks Wednesday, Obama said he is creating the office “so that every child has greater access to a complete and competitive education from the time they’re born all through the time they get a career.” {snip}

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  • Obama blows through a lot of money for polling.  I would expect nothing less from a narcissist like him, to be obsessed with what people think of him on a daily basis.

    That said, this news and other similar news makes me surmise that Obama’s internal polling is showing the black vote to be lethargic in turnout, even if what bothers to turn out will vote for him almost 100%.  It makes as much sense ordinarily for a black pol to pander to black voters as it does trying to convince a fish to swim in water.

    • slimcat1

      Question, Yes, blacks have short attention spans. Once a novelty wares off, they lose interest quickly. But as you say, those who turn out will vote overwhelmingly for the black guy all the time. That’s what happened to the idiot Dinkins in NYC. They didn’t turn out and he became a one term mayor (thank the Lord) and there’s never been a black even mentioned for mayor again.

      As far as this baloney about an office just for black education, this is bad, but it also might very well represent an opportunity as well. If you’ve got an office for only black students, you’ve also opened the door to the idea of schools only for blacks, if stated correctly. Let’s look at this closely.

      • tickyul

        Well, the stench of Dinkins will probably keep NYC from having an Urban American mayor for a long time.

        I lived in NYC when Dinkins was mayor……………holy cow, that place was a fricken dangerous mess.

  • Church_of_Jed

    Institutionalizing Afrocentric Pro Diveristy Affirmative Action for Blacks Only-

    sounds like a pretty good way to “make a huge and long overdue step on the path toward post White privilege America”

    any White who tries to tamper with it in the future will be a racist and will quietly disappear in the middle of the night

  • The__Bobster

    Congratulations, Obongo. You’ve just brought back “separate but equal”.

    •  This.  It’s almost as if instead of force-integration in the ’70s, the anti-whites had instead demanded more funding.  Except that, if they had demanded funding, we would have given them that funding, and spent the next 30 years watching Black students languish despite it, and cut them off in 2000.

  • Neanderthaldna

    “President Barack Obama is creating a new office to bolster education of African-American students.”
    Here’s the game plan…

    1.  Funnel white/asian money down the black suck-pit of “education”.
    2.  Dole out scholarships to blacks who, based on their performance and capacity, would never go to college.
    3.  Engage lib-lefty humanities and social studies academia to lower standards and coddle their pet African-American proteges so as to prove they are just like us.
    4.  Blame “education” when nothing changes and berate anybody in the profession for being incompetent.
    5.  Blame white people in general because there can be no other answer.
    6.  Force white/asian taxpayers to dump more good money after bad and deny to poor, promising white kids opportunities given away to less qualified blacks.  Opportunity cost genocide.

    Ah, the joys of American Capitalist Socialist Totalitarian Democracy.  

    • The__Bobster

      Quotas limiting the number of male students in science may be imposed by the Education Department in 2013. The White House has promised that “new guidelines will also be issued to grant-receiving universities and colleges” spelling out “Title IX rules in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.” These guidelines will likely echo existing Title IX guidelines that restrict men’s percentage of intercollegiate athletes to their percentage in overall student bodies, thus reducing the overall number of intercollegiate athletes… Thus, as Charlotte Allen notes, the Obama administration’s guidelines are likely to lead to “science quotas” based on gender.

      Earlier, writing in Newsweek, President Obama celebrated the fact that 25 percent fewer men than women graduate from college, calling it a “great accomplishment” for America. Ironically, he lamented the fact that a smaller gender disparity — 17 percent fewer women attending college than men — had once existed before Title IX was implemented. To Obama, gender disparities are only bad when they disfavor women. Under his strange idea of equality, equality means men losing out to women.

      Obama hinted that Title IX quotas would soon come to engineering and techology, saying that “Title IX isn’t just about sports,” but also about “inequality in math and science education” and “a much broader range of fields, including engineering and technology. I’ve said that women will shape the destiny of this country, and I mean it.”

  • Alex Dihes

    — Ivan, are you drunk again?
    — Why, my dear wife?
    — Is that true, as people say, you’ve bet our Czar 50.000 rubles to teach his favorite mule Mulie science?
    — Yes, I have. Here’s the money. We’re rich. In 20 years I’m going to make Mulie a scientist or…
    — Or he will chop off your stupid head.
    — Don’t you worry, my dear wife. In 20 years somebody is going to die: eider Czar or Mulie or me.

  • frank pucillo

    I do not know what more can be done for african americans.These days blacks are being admitted to college even when they have not even passed the standard test required to get a High school diploma.Its just another excuse to give money to more black people.I guarantee none of the people in this new dept. will be white.I bet almost none of them can even write a cogent sentence.

  • anarchyst

    Segregation of blacks is an excellent idea whose time has come . . .

  • The Worlds Scapegoat

    The White House?

    I thought by now they would have changed the name to the Black House, or Da Crib.

    Maybe the Red House would be better since we are in so much debt and it is operated by communists.

  • Sheila Dinehart

    How very interesting.  When The Southern States of the former Confederacy were under Federal Occupation the exact same thing was created for the building of new schools and education programs specifically designed for former slaves and their off-spring.  Now it is being done for African Americans within the entire nation…Reconstruction for the entire country this time, again at taxpayer expense.  Does it feel like Federal Occupation yet?

  • mobilebay

    What an outcry there would be if a white President enacted this same type of legislation for whites. While whites must be all inclusive, blacks can be only for blacks. We have the NAACP, but if we had the NAAWP, we’d hear about it loud and clear. Ain’t no justice, no mo.’

  • Could a white president do this for white people!!! LOL

  • John Bonham

    Cradle to Grave, baby .. What’s  not to like ??  ( sarcasm )  

  • JohnEngelman

    The best way to help blacks who have the desire and ability to do well academically is to provide safe learning environments in in predominately black public schools. This requires strict discipline. Those who interfere with the education of others should be permanently expelled. 

  • JohnEngelman

    We can always try a program that assures that no child is left behind. Oh, wait. We already did. 

    • NCLB was replaced with Obamas’ “Race to the Top”.

      Unlike NCLB (which was the creation of a white administration), I have heard neither criticism of this program (created by a black administration)  or trumpeting of its’ success.

      I doubt there has been little success to trumpet. 

      • NCLB was replaced with Obamas’ “Race to the Top”… 
        The truth in this sentence can be revealed by moving only quotation mark:

        NCLB was replaced with Obamas’ “Race to the Top”. 


        NCLB was replaced with “Obamas’ Race to the Top”. 

  • JohnEngelman

    They will find ways to blame us, just like they always have.  

  • Shawn_thefemale

    Had to wait until I stopped laughing hysterically:   ‘the time they get a career’?  Sorry, that’s just too funny to say with a straight face.

  • That’s really interesting that you mention 3-D modeling because I just read a study in the Wall Street Journal about how men are better at mentally mapping 3 dimensional objects than women. However, women who were avid computer game players showed increased ability to mentally map 3 dimensional objects, almost on par with men who do not play computer games.

    •  Women gamers tend to have brains that are hard-wired like men.

      One theory why men are better at three-dimensional thinking is the evolutionary advantage of hunting for food back in our more primitive days.

      It’s like color blindness:  So many men are color blind that I’m starting to think that it’s a feature not a bug, that there is some evolutionary reason for men to be red-green color blind.

  • Exactly. Yet another “initiative”.

    Of course, this time, this one is going to work. Unless it doesn’t and then they’ll have to create another initiative. And another, and another, and another…

    There is no magic bullet (unless you include genetics and IQ).

  • It’s going to fail or at least produce no noticeable improvements.

    However, unlike No Child Left Behind which was created by a white administration, this program will receive little public scrutiny or criticism.

  • Natassia

    Yes, like another bureaucratic layer will improve blacks’ outcomes. I suppose a few blacks will benefit thanks to an increase in federal jobs.

  • “What’s so wrong with being different? Let the men do what they do best and the women do what they do best.  There’s no way you’ll have women beating down the doors of the universities to be physics or chemistry majors. Just won’t happen. ”

    THERE’S the heretic! Get her!  Take her to Detroit! 

    Just kidding. You are, of course, exactly right.

  • anarchyst

    We already have the “University of Corrections” with locations all over the United States . . . in which blacks have a high matriculation rate . . .

    • LaSantaHermandad

      I love that expression “Correctional Facility”. They can’t correct s–t! It’s just a place where evil humanoids become stronger and more evil.  If I had power I would take all the murderers and rapists and stand them in front of  a firing squad.  I’d start with Letalvus Cobbins and Lemaricus Davidson, the Karr bruvahs, and any other mutants such as the recently famous Holmes. He should have been dispatched to HELL right there in the parking lot. Now of course the Left is diverting the focus from this useless, worthless,  nutcase POS to the Tea Party people who want everyone to be able to have a mag. with a one hundred round capacity. Only a nut case like this “alleged shooter” ( Do they really think that it could be someone else?) would want to sit and load 100 cartridges into a spring loaded magazine. The spring gets more taught with each cartridge forced into the mag. I find the five round magazine a PITA. Long live the good old revolver.
      Everyone seems to get a pass today. If you’re able to convince them that you’re insane, or if you had an abusive childhood, or if you suffer from the “legacy of slavery” you can get a free ride for  decades including gym workouts, GED courses, college courses, conjugal visits and if you’re in for life in a non-death penalty state,  the privilege to murder as many other fellow inmates as suits your fancy or even COs  on the backs and tax of the very people whose loved ones you  victimized.

  • Ulick

    The detachment from reality that blacks have is amazing. They honestly believe they play no part in their own circumstances. Here are excerpts from an article on Huffington Post’s Black Voices for a Doctor in Education on this matter….

    “Many are hopeful the president’s recent action will finally facilitate a level playing field for black children, most of whom have been receiving substandard classroom instruction in comparison to their white counterparts.”

    “… but incredible obstacles still exist for African American students. For instance, many black students are without access to safe schools that are not overrun with gang violence and drug related activity. Others receive less than adequate instruction from teachers who are underpaid and dispassionate about teaching their students. Furthermore, due to the low school tax paid by homeowners in lower end areas, a considerable number of black students do not have proper resources like computers and updated books.”

    “As reported by the National Center on Educational Statistics, more than 34 percent of all black children live in poverty. Black students have higher dropout rates than white students — the “event dropout rate” is 4.8 percent for blacks and only 2.4 percent for whites. Plus, the number of dropouts living in low-income families was about five times greater than the rate of their peers from high-income families. Obama’s recent initiative, which has been given a top priority status at the federal level, has been designed to counteract these impairing circumstances. Its aim is to offer every African American student an education that ensures the successful completion of high school, a college degree if so desired and a prosperous career. The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans has been created “to restore the country to its role as the global leader in education, to strengthen the Nation by improving educational outcomes for African Americans of all ages, and to help ensure that all African Americans receive an education that properly prepares them for college, productive careers, and satisfying lives.” The initiative comes on the coattails of Obama’s expressed goal for America to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. In order to accomplish this objective, the administration recognizes the need to allocate extensive resources, increased academic assistance and better support services for African American students. These additional provisions are expected to produce a greater opportunity for black Americans to attend college, become teachers and improve employment rates.”