The federal government of the United States, for just one brief day, devotes all the money funding programs to enrich the lives of non-whites (paid for, of course, by primarily white people) and instead directs it to improve the lives of white people.
|The "My Brother's Keeper" Initiative... yet another Barack Obama/Eric "My People" Holder program to improve the lives of non-whites...|
Every Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) office is closed; every HeadStart office shuttered; the cutting of all funding to programs designed to help young urban black males live a crime-free lifestyle - in our world, black parent(s) are completely absolved of the responsibility of raising their children; and, the momentary cessation of hiring otherwise unemployable non-whites for public sector jobs (with disparate impact and affirmative action programs on hiatus for the day as well).
For just one, brief shining day, the fog of white guilt lifts, allowing a momentary infusion of light to showcase the absurdity of contemporary America (knowing the future will only get darker).
Imagine a government that decides to put large investments behind the education of the white population (enriching and challenging their individual educational paths), instead of attempting to eliminate an obviously impenetrable racial gap in achievement...
Stop that daydreaming.
This is your world. [President Obama to launch major new effort to help young minority men, Washington Post, 2-11-14]:
President Obama will launch a significant new effort Thursday to bolster the lives of young minority men, seeking to use the power of the presidency to help a group of Americans whose lives are disproportionately affected by poverty and prison.
The “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative will bring foundations and companies together to test a range of strategies to support such young men, taking steps to keep them in school and out of the criminal justice system, a White House official said.
Obama will also announce a more vigorous program to evaluate policies and publicize results to school systems around the country. The effort will seek “to make sure that every young man of color who is willing to work hard and lift himself up has an opportunity to get ahead and reach his full potential,” the White House official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement.
“The initiative will be focused on implementing strategies that are proven to get results.” Obama had promised to launch a new project focused on young minority men during his State of the Union address last month.
His focus on a relatively narrow demographic group is unusual for a president who usually stresses how his policies affect large swaths of the American public. It also comes after the first African American president has faced repeated criticism from those who say he is failing to pay enough attention to blacks and other minorities.
The initiative is the latest sign that Obama plans to address such issues more directly in his second term.
Last month, Obama and the first lady hosted a forum at the White House to persuade colleges to recruit more low-income Americans. And last year, the Justice Department overhauled drug-sentencing guidelines so that low-level and nonviolent offenders do not face stiff minimum sentences.
An administration official said the “My Brother’s Keeper” effort will consist of two main parts.
First, the official said, businesses and foundations will join together to test strategies aimed at “making sure children arrive at school ready to learn and reducing negative interactions with the criminal justice system.”
Second, Obama will launch an internal administration effort to more rigorously evaluate what programs work best at helping young minority males.
The Education and Justice departments, for example, recently updated guidelines provided to school districts on the most effective disciplinary policies. The administration official said the new measures will not cost more money and will include Republicans working on criminal justice reform, religious leaders and corporate executives.The colored population of America - especially young black males - have lives that are disproportionately affected by poverty and prison, because of the individual choices they have made.
When these poor individual choices of black males are aggregated together, you are left with a depressing image of the state of black America (and an even poorer portrait of a future far different than The Jetsons depicted).
No one forces a young black (white/asian/hispanic) female to have sex with a black male, ultimately be abandoned and left to support a child on their own.
"My Brother's Keeper."
Yet another program, another initiative, another round of whining and crying, and ultimately another (inevitably) ignored lesson that race is real, and nature can't be fooled.