Obama Expands ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

Justin Sink, The Hill, September 27, 2014

The White House is partnering with mayors and community leaders to develop a “cradle to college and career strategy” for young men of color, President Obama is set to announce at Saturday’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner.

The “Community Challenge” initiative will be the latest effort of the “My Brother’s Keeper” program, a bid by Obama to find ways for the federal government to offer greater assistance to minority men.

“By partnering with Mayors and other local leaders, we believe we can help communities become better equipped to tackle the challenges that too many youth face–from ensuring that our schools provide a quality education that will prepare them for good careers, to making sure we have a fair criminal justice system,” a White House official said.

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The administration has solicited over $200 million in private donations to be dispersed over the next five years into child development, school readiness, parent engagement, literacy, and school discipline reform programs. {snip}

“The president’s commitment to this couldn’t be stronger,” Broderick Johnson, the president’s Cabinet Secretary and the head of the program, said in an interview with The Hill last month. “And it’s a real honor to work as I do, on this for him, because I know how much this matters to him.”

The White House will release full details of the program and a list of communities that have elected to participate next week.

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  • AmericanCitizen

    Maybe this time more tax money and government programs will have a different result other than abject failure. However, blacks are involved so the chance of success is very low.

    • Repeating something while expecting a different result has been described as the height of insanity.

    • TXCriollo

      The socialist bunch in our gov is seeing their plans fail, that is the main issue. They need to keep people happy so when they hit rock bottom they will have one loud group still supporting them

  • First, “minority men” means black men mostly and maybe a few Hispanic men on the side.

    Second, what he seems to want is for “minority men” to be perpetually coddled and babied. Though that might be nothing more than a matter of wearing the shoe that fits.

    • A Freespeechzone

      Don’t forget the ‘dreamers’.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Obama started the My Brother’s Zookeeper program to keep blacks out of the clutches of the School-To-Prison Pipeline which they often end up on through no fault of their own.

    • Moenn

      I think the big difference between hispanics and blacks is, though both are likely to be financially unfit to bring new life into the world, at least there is some love and desire for family, or family unit cohesiveness…

  • D.B. Cooper

    Translation: More Affirmative Action to come. You white boy democrats are going to have to put your lives and careers on hold so Obama’s “young men of color” can get ahead. I’m sure you are totally fine with it while you call me a racist bigot.

    • Sick of it

      They often share their girlfriends/wives with black men, so I’m sure they won’t mind.

    • TruthBeTold

      develop a “cradle to college and career strategy” for young men of color

      Blacks have conceded that blacks are incapable of doing for themselves.

  • Will the pro african president ever consider disadvantaged white people. . .
    or is racism the pretext ?

    • Mary

      If anything, Obama, along with most minorities and elites, wishes to increase the numbers of disadvantaged White people. Hurting Whites is an even higher good than uplifting minorities. Of course, he and they don’t always express this explicitly, but it definitely gives them the warm fuzzies.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        “Hurting Whites is an even higher good than uplifting minorities.”

        Nah, just easier.

      • Rhialto

        Hatred of White men was instilled in your president by the Obama Mama back in Indonesia.

    • propagandaoftruth

      They’re not my brothers. He can keep all he wants. Take ’em somewhere.

  • DaveMed

    The “Community Challenge” initiative will be the latest effort of the “My Brother’s Keeper” program, a bid by Obama to find ways for the federal government to offer greater assistance to minority men.
    _________________________________________________________

    Wait a minute.

    “People of color” is a well-accepted term that refers to anyone but Europeans and European-Americans.

    Now, I seem to recall having read that there are now more “children of color” than White children born in America. Or, at least, that will be the case very soon.

    So, by their logic and classifications, should European-American children not be considered the new minority and receive greater benefits and attention?

    • If there was only a dozen White people left,everything would be their fault.

    • Who Me?

      “should European-American children not be considered the new minority and receive greater benefits and attention?”

      That right there is why a few of the elite leaders seem to be”waking up” and thinking about banning subsidies for minorities. Supposedly to be fair, but actually to head off at the pass any claims of minority privileges by Whites.

    • Guest

      It’s already the case that White children are in the minority. Also, more Whites die every year than are born.

      • Ella

        They are even closing nursing homes in smaller towns as you see Mexicans take over the entire area through lagging real estate and then, establish businesses. Where are the whites? Gone, dead and scattered!

    • Ron Cheaters

      Please… we’ve long gone past the idea of entitlements… be prepared to work if you want to be a minority in a minority run utopia

  • Adolf Verloc

    We’ve poured trillions into uplift programs for blacks over the years, with little to show for it. Now $200 million is supposed to make a huge difference? At least there are going to be some attractive consulting contracts coming out of this.

  • dd121

    “My brothers keeper” sounds very similar to “massa gonna take care me”. Just like slave days.

    • journey

      At least during those times, they were expected to work. No handouts here or globally. Those were common sense times. And no PC.

      • Ron Cheaters

        not to mention free food and lodging.
        a few rules.. not a biggie, easily compliant.

    • Sounds more like juvenile detention and prison to me.

  • journey

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
    Decreasing white taxpayers = end of insanity (the eternal nonsensical support of losers).

  • Rurik

    Wait a second, I thought “Keeping my brother” was forbidden by the XIII Amendment.

    • Sick of it

      And yet they do nothing to stop actual sex slavery in Detroit…see how that works?

  • Lygeia

    So, I see it takes a village to do more than raise a child.

    This is like the Amren story about the Somali woman in Switzerland who needed an army of social workers camped out her house 6 days a week for 6 hours a day, additional people to clean the modern house she was given to live in and also to cook three meals a day for her because she couldn’t operate a stove or refrigerator or modern cooking utensiles, an orphanage to take four of her seven children because she couldn’t take care of them, and free passes to the zoo and a personal tour of the many cultural sites of Switzerland so she would be entertained and wouldn’t be bored. It worked out to about $800,000 a year in assistance.

  • JohnEngelman

    The White House is partnering with mayors and community leaders to develop a “cradle to college and career strategy” for young men of color.

    – Justin Sink, The Hill, September 27, 2014

    I like the school to prison pipeline better myself.

    • Epoche

      John this is formal discrimination against white people something that you should applaud.

      • JohnEngelman

        If you have read many of my posts you know that I am opposed to affirmative action. I am in favor of a much tougher criminal justice system.

        • Epoche

          And in many of your posts you applaud the displacement of white male hegemony. You expressed “outrage” at the existence of the Jim Crow south 70 years ago while failing to note this is as outrageous as anything that the whites ever did. Why should there be a “cradle to college and career strategy” for any specific group of people being facilitated by the federal government? This is a complete violation of the civil rights of everyone not a young men of color. A white male being denied access to any of these programs should be able to sue any group using government funds under this program. I dont see how this is not a violation of the fourteenth amendment. Where is your outrage John?

          • JohnEngelman

            I do not remember expressing outrage about the existence of Jim Crow legislation.

            I do remember saying that over the years I had come reluctantly to suspect that in states with large black populations Jim Crow legislation was based on sound instinct.

            I supported the civil rights movement at the time. I have become disenchanted with the results. I think it would be unwise to repeal the civil rights legislation, but I want it interpreted so as to prohibit forced school busing and affirmative action.

          • Epoche

            You are pretty naive in thinking that the government can interfere with private property, liberty of contract and freedom of association in the “right” way only.

          • JohnEngelman

            The U.S. government interferes with private property all the time. All governments do. Without those interference’s civilization could not exist.

          • Epoche

            Civilization is a function of respect for private property. In the famous Lochner decision NY State was preventing from enforcing minimum wage laws as they interfered with liberty of contract and private property . Interfering with private property and liberty of contract only leads to barbarism. Jim Crow legislation didnt prevent blacks from forming their own organizations as whites are preventing from doing so now.

          • JohnEngelman

            Fortunately “the famous Lochner decision” was overturned.

            Most Americans are dependent on pay checks, rather than profits. Private property rights mean nothing to us.

          • Epoche

            ortunately “the famous Lochner decision” was overturned.

            Most Americans are dependent on pay checks, rather than profits. Private property rights mean nothing to us.

            —————————————————-

            Actually most americans are dependent on a large and insolvent federal government through its programs, quotas, subsidies and its ability to coerce private organizations to do things that are not cost effective otherwise such as equal pay for women. The number of people reliant on their own initiative is rapidly decreasing and has been for some time. I agree that respect for private property rights would vitiate most of the economic, civil rights and environmental legislation – and that would be a good thing. The well being of even the most vulnerable members of society is bound up with respect for private property – even if you dont own a business it benefits you to not have a social system that attacks capital. People dont have to build a business anywhere or at all for that matter.

          • Ron Cheaters

            A white man would never reduce himself to such stupid things… you should know that by now.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    a bid by Obama to find ways for the federal government to offer greater assistance to minority men.

    Another way to steal money from White taxpayers and transfer it to blacks.

    I’m convinced these useless programs are NOT about “uplifting” blacks; they are about fleecing Whites.

    “My Brother’s Keeper” from someone whose brother lives in a hut in Nairobi on less than $100/year

    • Ron Cheaters

      I’ll bet where he goes, the tin walls come with.
      unless of course, he moves to a western nation.. then its all whipped cream and caviar.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      http //www dailymail co uk/news/article-2186782/Obamas-slumdog-brother-Meet-hopeless-drunk-Nairobi-shanty-town-U-S-Presidents-BROTHER.html

      • HE2

        Fascinating article, AI. Thanks.
        No surprise, though. One of the reader’s comments following the article pointed out George’s resemblance to the senior Obama, BHO’s to Frank Davis.

      • Don’t you know the deal by now? We have the keep the “bruthas,” but they don’t.

    • Lion’s Mane

      Liberalism in America today is all about REVENGE. The primary reason BHO was appointed by Edward Kennedy and the Liberal Establishment was not the betterment of Black Americans, but rather revenge against the Founding Fathers. Modern Liberals are trying to punish, through injury to their descendants, the White men and women who were the founding stock of the nation. Liberals today believe that Whites deserve to suffer because of the wrongs done by others in the past. The guilt is passed on from generation to generation. And, when you’re dealing with a revenge agenda, there is NO possibility of achieving satisfaction. Revenge is like drinking salt water: the more you drink, the thirstier you become.

      • Ron Cheaters

        Exacty.. Why I say Obama was sent to Destroy America. In the worlds eyes..
        and.. he’s done a good job so far.

  • bubo

    White folks get to subsidize black males into college so they can more easily rape their white daughters.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      More often, more like. It is easy enough as it is.

  • IstvanIN

    “cradle to college and career strategy” for young men of color an admission that they are incapable of making their way through life or contributing anything of value on their own.

    • Ron Cheaters

      Obama Should name it: “Crib to rapper/bassetball, to career welfare momma strategy” just to keep it reels.

  • IKUredux

    You know, and this is just my theory, but I believe the coloreds of this world, think that even though they strip the middle and lower class Whites of this world of all their material possessions and everything they find meaningful, they will still somehow retain enough White people to keep this world working. Because, as we all know, this world will fall apart without White people. I mean, I don’t know, but how many of obama’s pilots are black? How many of that cannibal leader of South Africa, Zuma’s pilots are black? How many of Mugabes’ pilots are blacks? How many of the world’s engineers are WHITE? Asimov was right. The Empire is foundering. So, where’s the Foundation?

    • connorhus

      Not a one of the Blacks or their Liberal Feminist supporters believe any such thing. They are all convinced they can do just as good a job at civilization as any White Man because they can never see the entire picture. They simply cannot wrap their brains around the entire logistic, maintenance, engineering and infrastructure stream required for civilization to even exist and so to them none of it does exist. Nothing but the top that they can see.

      Occasionally one begins to contemplate how massive it all is and accepts his or her place in it. Those are the 1% but even they tend to forget and secretly hope there is a magical negro somewhere that will show YT.

      • IKUredux

        Well, you forget, as did I, that moving to a White country, confers positive juju. In other words, no matter how stupid, ugly, or primitive you are, once you nigrate to a White country, you are magically European. And thus, smarter than if you had stayed back in the Congo.

        • connorhus

          Oh I agree it does male it easier to teach em how to flip a switch 🙂

          • Ron Cheaters

            Yep, and then you gets an easy white girl.. then send postcards.

      • Ron Cheaters

        Oh they wrap their heads around it alrght. Wouldn’t know what to do with freedom.
        i say< if the black's win in Ferguson, they'll all collectively look at each other, shrug shoulders, laugh. and say we won! What do we do now?? (besides obvious black behaior)

        They'd be lost.. many woud sieze the opportunity.. but many woul fail to see the ramifications when it bounced back to their own hood.

  • MBlanc46

    Lifetime affirmative action.

  • WR_the_realist

    The administration has solicited over $200 million in private donations
    to be dispersed over the next five years into child development, school
    readiness, parent engagement, literacy, and school discipline reform
    programs.

    Call Mark Zuckerberg. I want to see him throw away as much of has money as possible on this. Nothing will come of it but that’s money that would otherwise be used to push for illegal alien amnesty.

  • Lion’s Mane

    (1) The government is practicing blatant and unconstitutional racial discrimination. (2) If this is necessary, then it is an admission that ‘racial equality’ does not, and can not ever, exist. (3) Whites need to opt out of the system. They are being ruthlessly exploited while their numbers are being intentionally reduced. Whites must either leave the country or ‘enjoy’ the status of slaves. (4) This is actually worse than communism. If not worse, it is certainly just as evil and wrong-headed. If this is what it takes for ‘men of color’ to make it, then a free civilization is over. People are no longer rewarded according to their merits and accomplishments, but on the basis of their color. It’s a nightmare. The U.S. is done. Put a fork in it.

  • HE2

    Surprise, surprise, a photo of Mr. Johnson reveals a black face.
    Does BO ever appoint Whites to positions of power?

    • Guest

      To appoint a White to a position of power would be contrary to his agenda. BO would likely do that only if circumstances forced him to.

      • HE2

        Guest, what upsets me until I feel my head will explode, his appointees are not just incompetent. They all have dodgy backgrounds, and share his commitment to Detroit-ing this once great country.

    • 1G25

      The American nigocracy forges on.

      At white taxpayer expense.

  • ViktorNN

    Lighting the $200 million on fire in a big bonfire would yield the same results at this initiative will.

  • Neuday

    When exactly does the race war start?

    • bubo

      It started September 1, 1939 and unfortunately, we lost.

  • B.A_2014

    I’m sure the program will do wonders for the bruthas

  • Ed

    Saw it last year love how the ineffective Black school leadership engages in fraud, kickbacks and other schemes. The education of the children are a secondary concern if that.

    Detroit once had a superintendent that could not read.

    • Ron Cheaters

      I love watching the blacks fling their dung at each other.. meanwhile white’s just said you want it – have it..

      There was one black on the show who stood out though, he was the guy who was on the podium saying to the effect: “I come here as a black thinking we could do this and turn this into a black run utopia..”

      its the crossroads if intent vs. reality.

      painful to watch.. but I’d probably hire that black guy. looks like a worker. had a nice suit that wasn’t over the top negro-ish

      • benvad

        When he’d be incapable of doing his job correctly, he’d shout discrimination at the drop of a hat. Don’t be fooled.

    • Raymond Kidwell

      It’s to the point though that many of the white people I deal with seemingly can’t read or do simple logic. Most of the nation is now incompetent

  • Moenn

    “The administration has solicited over $200 million in private donations to be dispersed over the next five years into child development, school readiness, parent engagement, literacy, and school discipline reform programs.”

    –all things that are supposed to be done AT HOME, by PARENTS who willingly bring new life into this world!!

  • Ron Cheaters

    I know.. it getting to the point where working costs me money

    • Raymond Kidwell

      That is true and a lot of people don’t realize that there are costs associated with a job.

  • Ella

    Bulldoze, bulldoze, bulldoze the mess much like the German government did in East Germany with outdated and abandoned buildings. Hmmmm, no jobs mean poverty? Look at China’s MFN/NTR and NAFTA so thank your US Govt. (sarcasm) for our so-called service economy.

    • Ron Cheaters

      them darkies gotta go somewhere.. rather nuke it.. what a treat for the world that would be to see if you did.
      it would stop ISIS dead in its tracks if you did.. rather you’ll do the opposite.. detroit will be the muslim holy-land soon enough.. and you won’t be able to touch them.

  • Nonhumans

    Watched this in its entirety after work last night. It displays, without saying it outright, what most of us already know as proven fact. Nonhumans cannot govern themselves, are corrupt, and for most purposes are a useless burden in any modern society. Interesting documentary though.

  • Usually Much Calmer

    You are having a conversation with someone else, Olorin.

    I was only observing that the stories about college aged white women being brutalized by black men are starting to evidence a lambs to the slaughter pattern.

    How is it that you see disagreement between us?