By JESSE J. HOLLAND, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday launched his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, urging stronger efforts to create more opportunities for young minority men and to improve conditions that keep them impoverished and imprisoned in disproportionate numbers.
Obama said these young men consistently do worse in society, with odds stacked against them. “By almost every measure the group that’s facing some of the most severe challenges in the 21st century in this country are boys and young men of color,” Obama said, ticking off statistics on fatherhood, literacy, crime and poverty.
“We assume this is an inevitable part of American life instead of the outrage that it is,” Obama said, to applause.
This is the president I elected. I love his honesty and compassion.
I hope this moves the country away from the prison industrial complex.
Now he needs to stop the drone attacks.
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