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Obama to urge adults to mentor
black and Hispanic boys

Washington Times, by Dave Boyer

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Posted By:Drive, 5/30/2014 7:43:19 AM

President Obama will call on all American adults Friday to make a long-term commitment to mentoring black and Hispanic boys as part of his initiative to help young men of color succeed in school. Aides said Mr. Obama will review with his Cabinet Friday a report from a White House task force on his program called “My Brother’s Keeper,” which he launched in February. “It is important that all children have caring adults who are engaged in their lives,” the report states. “But too many young people lack this support. For example, roughly two-thirds of black and one-third of Hispanic children live


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 5/30/2014 7:46:16 AM     (No. 9866782)

.......after all, Frank Marshall Davis did such a good job... s/o

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fhancock, 5/30/2014 7:51:23 AM     (No. 9866793)

for starters..how about the Father being the mentor...and just being picky but mentor is a noun not a verb

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Reply 3 - Posted by: skedaddle, 5/30/2014 7:53:00 AM     (No. 9866794)

They´d succeed in school if they would shut up, sit down and pay attention but I don´t think that´s accepted in their culture. And we mustn´t criticize their "vibrant" culture.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Honeybadger, 5/30/2014 8:00:39 AM     (No. 9866810)

A serious lesson on leaving no Baby Mamas strewn around town might be helpful.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Wetenschapper, 5/30/2014 8:06:03 AM     (No. 9866816)

I´m sure Obama´s pals over at NAMBA would jump at the the chance.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Michaelus, 5/30/2014 8:06:55 AM     (No. 9866818)

How about this: if you abandon your wife and children you are not a man, you are a pig, a creep, unworthy of any respect, a liar, scum, a person who should be shunned, a person without a shred of honor, a mockery, a clown, a person who should not be trusted with car keys and you should be horse whipped.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 5/30/2014 8:12:14 AM     (No. 9866825)

In flyover country those people are called "fathers".

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Reply 8 - Posted by: harleynyc, 5/30/2014 8:15:33 AM     (No. 9866829)

The sad fact is that some older folks who got a little soft in the head will be victims and pay with their possessions and with lives.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 5/30/2014 8:23:40 AM     (No. 9866841)

The plan for those who succeeded was: Study Or Else.

No quantity of part-time faux fathers and federal dollars can substitute.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bpl40, 5/30/2014 8:30:27 AM     (No. 9866854)

I am willing to do it. But I will urge them to vote Republican. I don´t know how that will go down with the First Racist.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tsquare, 5/30/2014 8:30:44 AM     (No. 9866855)

A lot of the problems of disadvantaged youth would disappear with good male role models in their formative years. Gov programs seem to have worked to the contrary, unfortunately.

While the Resident´s statements are noble, reality has to speak. The big brother/sister programs (apparently he did not read the newspaper) have been around for years, and have not made a dent in the size of the problem

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mitzi, 5/30/2014 8:47:18 AM     (No. 9866874)

1. The name of the program, My Brother’s Keeper, has religious overtones - where are the usual suspects complaining?

2. What about poor disadvantaged native American and white boys? Are they not your brothers also.

3. Is this related to the Dem war on women? So far - all the government is doing is supporting the PP targeting of black and Hispanic women.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mickturn, 5/30/2014 8:52:54 AM     (No. 9866880)

In the Marxist way...NO WAY!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 5/30/2014 8:59:50 AM     (No. 9866890)

Not that I agree with the premise "it takes a village"--but why not black and Hispanic boys and GIRLS? Why don´t all those successful people of color attending WH parties do some mentoring? What happened to Boys (and Girls) Clubs of America? Why does Big Brothers/Big Sisters have an overabundance of children of color in need of mentoring, but an underabundance of adults of color to help them?

Most of us are trying to raise our own children and grandchildren and provide them with the necessary tools to succeed in life without lying, stealing and otherwise ruining themselves, families, neighbors and society in general. Those adults who have already raised/helped raise the children in their extended families are now at the stage where they´re experiencing failing health, much of it from working hard, often more than one job. Most of us don´t have the stamina to do the job that should be done by the child´s family.

My son had a Big Brother and that BB has remained like a family member for many years. While my son was actually in the program, he and I did volunteer work for BB and I also helped out a Battered Women´s program and similar programs, and continued that "payback" for years--although I admit I devoted my energies exclusively to animal rescue somewhere along the way--because my jaded self found it far more rewarding. I still do a bit of volunteering--for the local police department. Why? It gives them more time to concentrate on the streets to keep the Attercliffes and their neighborhood safe.

When I was in the UK and someone was asking a bit too much the response was, "Get off my back and walk, I´ve carried you far enough." Let O´s rich friends do more carrying and less partying.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: FLCracker, 5/30/2014 9:02:40 AM     (No. 9866895)

#12, What the President is saying is that the cultures that nurture Black and Hispanic boys are – in some way – deficit, so that an extra effort must be made to overcome those cultures’ deficiencies.

Whereas, White and Indian cultures, and women in all the groups mentioned above, are properly nurtured and don’t need the extra program.

I can´t figure out whether I´m being sarcastic or not with this comment.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: WAN2, 5/30/2014 9:04:23 AM     (No. 9866901)

Reparations knows no bounds,

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Udanja99, 5/30/2014 9:05:21 AM     (No. 9866903)

Why not try this message first...

Be a father, not a sperm donor.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ruready?, 5/30/2014 9:07:26 AM     (No. 9866906)

Racist request - what about the white boys?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: lamerican, 5/30/2014 9:09:31 AM     (No. 9866911)

how about ALL KIDS you hypocritical RACIST?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Edgelady, 5/30/2014 9:18:49 AM     (No. 9866924)

He acts as if this is a totally new idea -- while Big Brothers/Big Sisters has been around for quite some time. As well as volunteers for teaching people (of all ages) how to read.

I wish he´d stop preaching to everyone like he knows what´s best -- he doesn´t even know what´s going on.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: mark34, 5/30/2014 9:19:45 AM     (No. 9866926)

Why not urge adults to mentor AMERICAN boys, rather than divvying up the boys into racial groups?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: strike3, 5/30/2014 10:03:55 AM     (No. 9866968)

Obama is such a fine father figure, why doesn´t he lead the way? Teaching your children to succeed by being lazy, incompetent and greedy does them no favors. I can´t wait to see where his girls are by age 25.

Closing those festering swamps called public schools, ending the communist/socialist/liberal indoctrination and putting the money into proper American education for these "disadvantaged" youth would be a good first step.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mitzi, 5/30/2014 10:10:52 AM     (No. 9866981)

Back in October 2010, Matthew Eckel had an article in American Thinker: The Real Meaning of "My Brother´s Keeper."

This is such an elementary point that I fear making it will seem silly. On the other hand, so many people seem so completely in the dark about it that it is worth stating the obvious. Claiming to be "my brother´s keeper," as President Obama is so wont to spout, is an insult to the brother. (snip)

But what was Cain actually saying when he uttered those words to God? The Hebrew word used here for "keeper" means more than "protector" or "defender"; it is more akin to "overseer" or "master," as in "keeping" sheep (1 Samuel 17:20, 22); royal wardrobes (2 Kings 22:14); the king´s forest (Nehemiah 2:3, 3:29); gates (1 Chronicles 9:19); vineyards (Song of Solomon 1:6); and the temple threshold (Jeremiah 52:24) [ii]. Although these jobs are foreign to most of us, we can get the sense of them by thinking "zookeeper" or "doorkeeper.



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Reply 24 - Posted by: stablemoney, 5/30/2014 10:11:24 AM     (No. 9866983)

This is an outrageous racial statement by the president, who does not give a whit about whites, except when he wants a job, money, or someone to listen to his lies.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: DaBigGuy, 5/30/2014 10:43:46 AM     (No. 9867038)

For visual effect, maybe Zero can have St. Skittles money-grubbing hypocritical parents sitting on the front row of this speech, as long as we´re discussing parental neglect.

Of course, since unemployment is way up among young men of color during Zero´s reign of error, maybe Zero should first address the problem that resides in his mirror.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: JimS, 5/30/2014 10:50:11 AM     (No. 9867049)

I would think it would be very difficult to be an effective mentor to black and hispanic boys.
After all, visiting hours at the penitentiary are 3-5PM on Thursdays. How much mentoring can you provide in 2 hours/week?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: birddog, 5/30/2014 11:01:01 AM     (No. 9867063)

He is once again demanding others do that which he himself has never done...

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Reply 28 - Posted by: southernboy, 5/30/2014 11:20:17 AM     (No. 9867080)

#2 “…for starters..how about the Father being the mentor...and just being picky but mentor is a noun not a verb …”

Well, after all, we are the country that, according to Judge Judy, has recognized “conversate” as a word!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: arkfamily, 5/30/2014 11:40:23 AM     (No. 9867112)

We have so much of our tax dollars going to social programs and our education system that I have to question why more has to be given. How about these parents stepping up to the plate?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 5/30/2014 10:41:48 PM     (No. 9867887)

could this be a program designed to pay fathers to father their own children??

rename the baby-daddy a "mentor" and float him some cash to show up and act like a father, occasionally.

i guess it´s only fair. after all, we pay the women money for having children out of wedlock

how could this scam possibly go wrong..

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Behind the scenes at the
Clinton White House

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WASHINGTON — It was an enduring image of his presidency: a chastened Bill Clinton walking his dog while wife Hillary keeps her distance as the family leaves town at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal — but it was all part of a contrived public-repentance campaign, according to a new book. With Bill on the skids and his wife’s future prospects on the line, it was necessary for the pubic to see the president being punished, said Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper in his new book, “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.” “They understood that

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