White House Turns to Girls of Color

Jesse J. Holland, Yahoo! News, November 12, 2014

The White House is planning to focus on improving the lives of girls and women of color, after months of complaints that they were left out of the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative for young men.

White House aides planned Wednesday to convene a Working Group on Challenges and Opportunities for Women and Girls of Color, an offshoot of White House Council on Women and Girls, which is chaired by White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. The administration will also release a report on the work it has done to help minority women and girls.

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Advocates have called for a separate focus on minority girls and women since the My Brother’s Keeper initiative was unveiled in February. Under the initiative, businesses, foundations and community groups coordinate investments to come up with or support programs that help keep young men out of the criminal justice system and improve their access to higher education. Several foundations pledged more than $200 million over five years to promote that goal.

Anything less than full inclusion in My Brother’s Keeper is “basically another frame for separate and still unequal,” said Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, executive director of the African American Policy Forum. Last June, she made the case for inclusion in My Brother’s Keeper in a letter to Obama that was signed by more than 1,000 women.

“The need to acknowledge the crisis facing boys should not come at the expense of addressing the stunted opportunities for girls who live in the same households, suffer in the same schools, and struggle to overcome a common history of limited opportunities caused by various forms of discrimination,” the letter said.

Crenshaw said the exclusion was “just an intersectional failure that is breathtaking,” considering that minority women were a key, unwavering demographic that helped lift Obama to two terms in office.

In the report being released Wednesday, the White House acknowledged that girls of color face some of the same issues as boys, and other unique challenges:

—The teen pregnancy rate for Hispanic and black girls is more than twice as high, and American Indian/Alaska native girls is nearly twice as high as that for white girls, despite double-digit drops in pregnancy rates since 1990.

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—Black girls are 14.6 percent less likely, Hispanic girls are 12.8 percent and American Indian/Alaska native girls are 16 percent less likely to graduate from high schools than white girls.

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  • MekongDelta69

    “Anything less than full inclusion in My Brother’s Keeper is “basically another frame for separate and still unequal,” said Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, executive director of the African American Policy Forum.”

    The irony of the above, is beyond a worthwhile comment. You’re talking to mental cases…

    • Reverend Bacon

      Yes, I was going to say the same thing. It’s essentially an old joke with some of the nouns and verbs changed slightly:

      Mort’s son asked his dad for an example of an “ethical dilemma.” Mort says, “sure. Yesterday, I was in the shop early, before we opened, and my partner, Sol, wasn’t in yet. There was a woman banging on the door to be let in. I opened up, and she said that she just needed to buy a belt, her husband was in their hotel and the airlines lost their luggage, and she would only take a few minutes. So she buys the belt, and she hands me a $20. But there’s a $50 stuck to it, also, that she didn’t notice. So I’ve got an ethical dilemma: do I tell Sol about this, or not?

      • Max

        This conundrum has plagued rabbis for centuries.

      • Whitesneedtobebrave

        I bet that filthy Jew kept the $50.

  • [Guest]

    Welcome to post-racial America.

    • Yves Vannes

      I love these programs. The more they set up special separate black only programs the more and more damage they do to their political viability. Fence sitters are going to have to decide where their opportunities and future lie, with job creators or with parasites and whiners.

      • Lewis33

        Where do we get to decide though? We’ve got the party of Obama/Sharpton or Carson/Love, not much difference.

        • Yves Vannes

          Carson/Love – as long as they don’t fawn over them – is fine. My worry is that they get attention way way way beyond what they merit in the hope that Saqueesha and Jaamonduba will pull the lever for the R party they next time they manage to get up early enough to get to the polls. A free and stratified society where everyone learns to live with differences in drive and ability. It’s that or war.

        • Samuel Hathaway

          Mark my words, if blacks enmasse begin to follow Ben Carson and Mia Love in any appreciable numbers to the Republican Party, the $$@@#! will hit the fan when it reaches critical mass.

          Blacks will demand their quota of EVERYTHING, complete with threats that if the GOP doesn’t pony of the racial benefits in return for their votes, they’ll commence with the media humiliation campaign.

          • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

            I agree, they think that bringing in more women and non-whites will not change the party. They are in for a big surprise.

          • none of your business

            Never forget that Nixon was the affirmative action president.

        • Midge

          Steve Sailer has an article over at VDARE about the Democratic Party becoming “The Black Party” and the Republican Party becoming “The White Party;” Hispanics and Asians will have to chose whether they want to be junior partners in the Black Party or junior partners in the White Party.
          Sailer’s take is that Republicans should encourage the perception that the Democratic Party is the Black Party, the rightful home of the 95% of blacks who vote Democratic and who are the moral core of the Democratic Party. The Democrats’ race baiting strategy should come home to roose, in other words.
          I don’t see how the bizarre adulation of characters like Carson, Herman Cain and Allen West fit into that and I hope they fall by the wayside. None of them are impressive political thinkers and Allen West is just nuts. Tim Scott and Mia Love probably got totalitarian affirmative action to be handed Republican nominations for very Republican seats and I think that’s wrong. Its not fair to the voters, even contemptuous of the voters. And stupidly risky for the Republican Party. For what?

          • Max

            It is “racism insurance” with a high premium and low payout.

          • Augustus3709

            Very clever. And true.

          • ricpic

            If you think it’s a dilemma for Hispanics and Asians to decide whether to be factions in the Black Party or factions in the White Party you’re naive about the level of hatred for Whites in both the Hispanic and Asian “communities.” Historically both H’s and A’s have always voted lopsidedly Democrat. And always will.

          • none of your business

            I started watching Fox news because someone mentioned that Fox defended Zimmerman right from the start. But all I ever see is them madly sucking up to some black conservative. I woke up at 5/am today and decided to stay awake and clicked on Fox. There is was again, one of the ugliest black revrunns I’ve ever seen blathering away about how blacks can save themselves by going to his church.
            He even calls himself a bishop.
            The officer manager of his practice would be a better president than his profundity Ben Carson.

    • TruthBeTold

      We live in a Post-America America.

      • Reverend Bacon

        Awesome.

  • Studley Hungwell

    It’s okay to call them girls of color but you can’t call the males boys of color?

  • They throw in Hispanic and Indian here as an afterthought, but we all know that in this case, “color” largely means black.

    The teen pregnancy rate for Hispanic and black girls is more than twice
    as high, and American Indian/Alaska native girls is nearly twice as high
    as that for white girls, despite double-digit drops in pregnancy rates
    since 1990.

    Are they not aware that this is not an accident? There is some act that is a prerequisite to pregnancy. An act that human beings are uniquely capable in having a choice to do or not do — Well, most human beings, anyway.

  • Truthseeker

    Another project that will achieve nothing, because it explains racial gaps as being caused by “discrimination,” rather than biological differences.

    • Mary

      Yes, unequal outcomes are always, but always, regarded as discrimination against
      non-Whites. The most fanatical Puritans were more likely to be atheists than these people are to disavow their toxic “egalitarian” beliefs.

    • connorhus

      You’re looking at it all wrong. These projects are designed to achieve more minority and Female government employment opportunities complete with pensions, expense accounts and union dues. Government wealth transfer and money laundering. They are all very successful at those goals.

      • bilderbuster

        More than anything it’s to make life as easy as possible for the non-White breeders so they can breed more and breed them faster.

  • Caucasoid88

    Black people can’t be racist because racism is a mixture of prejudice and power. This is not an example of the government diiscriminating against white females. It’s not.

    • Bobbala

      Take a walk down MLK … any MLK, and explain it to them how they have no power.

  • JackKrak

    When is the “My Trans-Brother’s Lesbian Eskimo Handi-capable Gluten-Free Chicano Vegan Druid Keeper” initiative coming? I mean, come on, let’s give everybody a chance!

  • JohnEngelman

    “The need to acknowledge the crisis facing boys…”

    – Jesse J. Holland, Yahoo! News, November 12, 2014

    The “crisis” facing black boys is caused by their low IQ’s, their inclination toward crime, and the disinclination of their fathers to support them.

    Whites should not feel guilty about this. There is not much we can do about it.

    • bilderbuster

      There’s plenty we can do about making sure their problems aren’t our problems though.

  • DaveMed

    How clever.

    Make separate programs to make it seem like each one was designed to be tailored specifically to either males or females.

    When you put the two together, the glaring sum is: aid for anyone but White people.

    • none of your business

      Isn’t this discrimination like having separate bathrooms for boys and girls in public schools?

  • TruthBeTold

    So black girls noticed they were being excluded now the White House has to appease and play catch up.

    This is our future. Plugging holes.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Plugging holes, indeed. And the administration of the First-Filthy-Mulatto-In-Chief along with all-black programs is sinking the American titanic. Bye, bye America, you’re sinking thousands of feet to your death to the bottom of the sea.

      • dukem1

        Plugging holes..if the the young black men would stop doing that,,vis-a-vis the young black women, it would go a long way to fixing all their problems.

  • RacialRay

    Why is a hyperballistic teen pregnancy rate among non-whites always trotted out as evidence of some sort of unfair cultural disadvantage that whites must address and atone for? I’d assume they are having the time of their lives, copulating willy-nilly, shedding chillens like dandruff.

    • Xerxes22

      You are forgetting the cardinal rule that Blacks are not responsible for their actions. If Black teens have a higher pregnancy rate than White teens, it must be the result of some outside force that Blacks have no control over, like White racism. So we have these useless never ending expensive programs that don’t work and only provide high paying positions for the AA hires.

      • RacialRay

        It just be in the “jeans”. They can’t seem to keep them on.

  • dd121

    I know why they do it but really, doesn’t it make more sense, to get the biggest payback, to invest in the most capable among us? BTW, that would be whites.

  • Luca

    These people will never overcome their shortcomings and they will never stop blaming Whites and “The System”.

    I’m still waiting to hear any explanation on how racism and discrimination force Black girls to go out and have numerous offspring from numerous baby-daddies. They simply don’t have to explain a thing when they use those magic words. Justification is not needed when the charge is racism.

    • Max

      They don’t explain this. They just re-run the “We need more educational programs for youth” tape. Apparently, even after the second chile they have no idea what causes pregnancy.

  • E. Newton

    This will never end. It will only accelerate.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      We all start out naïve about the racial thing. I think by 2010 I finally pushed the black man aside, never to have a shred of hope ever again that the myths I was taught as a young person would ever come true. I’m a bit slow, but even I eventually caught on.

      • dukem1

        Welcome aboard!

      • dd121

        I congratulate you. Only an intelligent individual can tease away the 16+ years of propaganda from the left in the public schools. You must be near the 12th level of enlightenment.

      • Max

        You have the sympathy of a ex true-believer in the American Hallucination.

  • disqus_irCdmAu8It

    Hasnt 50 years of Great Society reparations been enough? Teenage black grils make $60 thousand a year or welfare.

  • Samuel Hathaway

    Proof positive that nonwhites cannot exist without government programs, financed by the taxpaying parents of white children, for whom the government no longer gives a bloody-damn.

  • If the White House hadn’t spent the last six years doing this already, Obola might not just recently have become a lame duck.

  • RHG

    Just more do nothing nonsense in order for liberals to “feel good”.

  • MBlanc46

    This is equal protection under the law in 21 century America.

  • Kenner

    Ms. Crenshaw ‘made the case for inclusion’ in My Brother’s Keeper’: Crenshaw is on the right.

  • Lt. Greyman, NVA

    Always knew that the phrase “Women, minorities” by a raging lib could one day be trimmed of the “Women”.

    White women just got tossed under the bus.

    • Max

      “White women just got tossed under the bus.”
      Yes, one driven by a 300 lb black female.

      • none of your business

        “Women and minorities encouraged to apply” actually means only minority women will be hired. And still most White women don’t believe it even school teachers refuse to admit that the highly paid administrators, principals and vice principals of their district are all hateful black female bullies with sons in prison.

    • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

      So now they’re with us. Maybe they will learn to like us again?

      • Henry Higgins

        White women were tossed under the bus a good 20-25 years ago. The honeymoon between ‘Diversity’ and ‘Women’ as included white ones was quite fleeting, contrary to what most believe in this general scene.
        What’s great about this is that now, as black girls and women enjoy even greater supremacy than ever, which is now being trumpeted overtly and amplified, white women may just begin to actually turn against this intentional using of them, instead of remaining passive and complicit.

        • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

          While I know about the Preferred check boxes and such, the general consensus has been that of all the AA groups, white women as a whole have benefited most from the programs AA and EOE has provided overall. So I would like to know specifically what leads you to write that WWs were cut out of this 20-25 years ago, because I just don’t see it.

          • Henry Higgins

            What leads you to believe that White women were ever beneficiaries of AA? Not only did test scores not have to be lowered for women to gain admission to elite colleges, etc., they were actually raised by the shift. This ‘general consensus’ is a myth that neurotic zeta males like to propagate. White women were already jumping off the feminist bandwagon by the mid-80’s. If not for the rape epidemic (and it was a real epidemic) that swept college campuses throughout the 80’s and early 90’s, the so-called ‘Third Wave’ of feminism wouldn’t even have happened, as White women were the main ‘beneficiaries’ of that. That doesn’t include jewish, BTW.

          • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

            What makes me think this is actual history of the Feminist Movement and the takeover of college campuses by feminism in general. AA and EOE was as much as product of the FM as was other Civil Rights legislation and its effects on the entire national educational system was almost immediate. Your comment about test scores is a red herring. It is well known that the majority of females in primary and up to high school have always tended to score better on tests than males (overall). What FM changed was the social preference for (white) males in higher educational opportunities. Perhaps you’ve forgotten about such things as “quotas” (and school busing) along with programs that enhanced opportunities for girls/women in place of (or through new invention such as “take your daughter to work week”) while ignoring or pushing boys to the side. Personally, I saw this at work in so many realms that I would need a book to describe it all. (But other books have done this on a general level). As for your statement that “This general consensus is a myth and “neurotic zeta males like to propagate” – you make this sweeping statement with no argument as to why it might be so (your use of “zeta males” here doesn’t even make sense as they are the most feminized of males, rejecting traditional values).

            BTW, you agree with me in your second to last sentence in your statement that white women have been the main beneficiary of feminism. I just disagree with your claim that third wave feminism would not have occurred without the “rape epidemic” as well as your implied assumption that white women were not making out big during the 1970s or in control of almost all aspects of education, right up to Ivy League by the end of the 1970s. (With the help of Herbert Marcuse, of course). Third Wave Feminism is also called Post Feminism. It is the “final product” of feminism wherein much of what was once controversial, (such as single parenting as a life choice, multiple baby daddies, prostitution/pornography) all become the norm or at least hardly controversial. Third Wave Feminism basically says that a girl/woman has no bounds at all, yet males must be still viewed as a problem. As my chief proof that feminism has mostly (until very recently) benefited white women most, I give you Hilary Clinton, who like BO will likely be elected president, and only because she is a female, a white female. After that, the way will be open to “the first black woman president of the U.S. Just wait for that one.

            I think your statement that white women were jumping off the feminist bandwagon by the mid 80s is blatantly incorrect and ill-informed. You couldn’t have been around in the Western world then (or old enough to notice) in order to make such a claim. I am going to refer you to just one good read on the history of the FM; Tammy Bruce was the president of the LA chapter of NOW for a long time. She had the honesty to eventually grow disgusted with the outright hypocrisy of the leadership of NOW as well as the aims of FM in general. She wrote a book (more than one actually) on this titled: “The New Thought Police.” It is largely about how NOW and the FM created the political atmosphere of one-way hate crime definitions and hypocritical ideas of allowed notions and expressed ideas. (Historically, Second Wave Feminism enlarged a First Wave trend to work on perpetuating the myth that Southern Women could relate to slaves more in the reality of their lives because of their all-controlling, horrid, white male husbands. During the early 20th century, this idea was propagated by Marxist feminists who jelled with the Abolitionist/Temperance trend of certain Northern white Christian women activists).

            I spent most of the 70s in college, local state and graduate and I have taken classes with young people at the local colleges as late as 2010 and have remained aware of trends in education all along (Read, “The Closing of the American Mind,” by Prof Allan Bloom). I can assure you that “Women’s Studies” classes are in if not all, every college program from the CC up. What I saw was that by then, young (white) men now sit in these classes listening to the anti-male propaganda without blinking, as possible the final product of the social neutering process.

            How could anyone miss the feminist 1980s? Reagan trying to overturn Rowe v Wade was a main stimulant for them. By the mid to late 1980s, feminism was blaming white men for everything bad (evil) in the world and were loudly stating that no white woman of conscious should bear the child of a white man. And it went further than that the 80s was the decade where boys began to be systematically drugged in order to control them (emasculate) one notable book on this subject is Christine Hoff-Sommers, “The War Against Boys,” now only recently updated in a new edition).

            The rape epidemic you refer to was caused by and due to the FM support of the lowing of test scores to allow more minority males onto campus and the outright fraud in sports scholarships that still makes headlines today (as they saw them as political allies). All colleges have the admissions filter as a program called “Preferred Groups,” that weed out white males first and put minorities and women first. Although white women often can only check “female” on the form, since they most often have the best test scores, they until recently had a shoe-into any program they chose. (I find the claims that women are not “invited” into science and engineering programs to be complete nonsense; females have been given advantages in science and math over males in primary up to high school for some time now. But that this is a remaining ‘battle front” for feminism shows that the old Second Wave style of remaking society for its own benefits is not over by a long shot).

            There used to be a cultural/social system that preferred (white) males because there was an understanding that men were expected to support families, and be the main source of income for a family. Feminism changed all that and the effects of those sought for changes are all around us today as a sort of “wired in” social culture (if you can call it a culture at all). FM managed to loudly berate ALL men in general starting in the late 1960s using Marcuse’s “Critical Theory” of repeating accusations, insults, until they stick in the public consciousness. The slur, “Male Chauvinist Pig” absolutely rang in the ear, along with other nasty appellations. Verbal coercion in the home was once joked about, but I believe that the men in control at that time gave in just to get them to shut-up (which they really didn’t). Just looking at television is a pretty good barometer of the current aims of social engineering. But it is abundantly clear that women and white women in particular have benefited the most (in economic terms at least) than any other group.

            Anyone who cares to may go to any local government agencies they care to and take a random census of who they see most in middle management. You’ll typically find largely white women followed by black women and then non-white males. (In most places in California, it’s now Hispanic dominated). On any committee or club, if there is even only one or two women involved, chances are that they are the loudest and most difficult to deter because the undercurrent and clout of feminism comes with any woman, any time, anywhere.

            One big, often ignored fact of Second Wave Feminism is that it was lesbians who initiated radical feminism in Berkeley, CA in the 1960s. During the 70s and even 80s there was a phenomena called the “political lesbian.” This was straight white women who became so worked up after a strict and constant diet of anti-male propaganda that she no longer wanted intimacy with any man. I have read anti-dotes in recent years about many of these women (and know one personally) who were once quite active in FM and if not Political Lesbians, certainly too difficult to have a long lasting relationship with any man. (I dated many of those types). Now, they are elderly and alone, lamenting that they ever listened to those radicals who have left them alone and they find themselves childless of estranged from their children, and without a life partner to share the remaining years.

            As for your comment on the exclusion of Jewish women from your quotient, all I can think is how poorly you have to be informed on so many levels. Jewish is a religion and sometimes an ethnicity, but not a race. (I always get a laugh out of whites who speak/write as if Jews were NOT a problem they created for themselves). Regardless, don’t you KNOW that most of the founding/leading feminists have been Jewish?? As for Second
            Wave, Betty Friedan (The Feminine Mystique), Gloria, Steinem, and so many other notables were/are from Jewish backgrounds, with only Jane Fonda standing out as a clear gentile. One cannot talk about feminism without including the influence of “Jewish” women, so the notion that one can somehow divide feminism or white women into “Jewish and non-Jewish for any meaningful social/political statement about feminism is not just
            bogus, it’s ridiculous. Whoopie Goldberg rather exemplifies this fact. She was a supporter/member of the original Black Panthers
            in Oakland, CA, a member of the Vietnam Day Committee and The Weathermen terrorist group who somehow morphed into a “comedian.” She consciously checked all the boxes of the Preferred Groups quotient by changing her surname
            to “Goldberg.” Look at her now; she’s in defacto charge of that morning show called The Talk. She dominates through verbally overriding everyone and anyone she cares to, and she often does. She is fully aware of what she is doing and the effect it has on society. To say that radical feminism no longer exists is not really true at all, it is just that it has become the normal state of affairs in much of the Western World. I’d say that you’re a frog who doesn’t notice the temperature of the water in the pot you’re sitting in.

  • nordmann

    Since man is not greater than the “Iron Law of Nature”, what kind of white paid subsidies will the pests receive? Perhaps a new home, an automobile, or a government job in which they are incapable of performing.

  • John

    In light of the recent CDC report that states that young black males are the leading cause of death for young blacks, both male and female, it’s imperative that young black females start committing more murders to eliminate this disparity.

    • Melvin Bonzarelli

      As long as the female black crime is black on black, that works for me.

  • Max

    “Black girls are 14.6 percent less likely, Hispanic girls are 12.8 percent and American Indian/Alaska native girls are 16 percent less likely to graduate from high schools than white girls.”
    And-?

  • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

    One possible positive effect of this program may be to drive white women back to white men. Most often in history, ethnicity and race is solidified when they are oppressed.

    • Melvin Bonzarelli

      Actually the continued efforts by the Administration and the news media to play up the needs of the blacks might just well have that effect. The Democrat Party has already lost the white males, perhaps the white females might just move along to the white party next.

      • none of your business

        I’m a White woman and I can tell you , most of us are race traitors.

      • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

        One can only hope. My feeling is that it takes pretty strong suppression to polarize one extreme to another. The milder the oppression, the longer that movement requires, whereas, drastic repression makes things happen very quickly.

  • Melvin Bonzarelli

    For an ever-increasing number of black males and black females, their ‘brothers’ keepers’ and their ‘sisters’ keepers’ are the corrections officers at the state and federal prisons where they are serving out their sentences.

  • Augustus3709

    They always stop the statistics with “white”. Why no Asians and Jews? They usually have high scores/low criminal rates (disregarding high profile financial fraud etc).

    It’s ALWAYS about racial agitation against Whites. The war continues.

  • guest

    It’s interesting to see that this article appears here on the same day as the following article:

    “Girls, Ages 12, 13 and 14, Arrested for Downtown St. Louis Robberies”

    Girls of color are already marching to the White House’s drumbeat.

  • justa nothernigger

    where are the programs for whites?
    that would NEVER be tolerated as equal for this racist culture we live in.
    -tolerance
    -racism
    -equality
    -culture
    all anti white code words