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BY DI READERS | MARCH 12, 2014 5:00 AM

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Re: The promise of My Brother’s Keeper

I find it problematic that people in this country can still cry about the so-called “white privilege” that supposedly exists. I am white. I didn’t have anyone holding my hand. I didn’t go to a top-rated public school. Yet I hear a racial agenda set by the president of my United States. This is disgusting to say the least. The Washington Post says that this money will keep kids out of jail and in the classroom. So if I understand this right, money deflects a moral deficiency? Skin color has nothing to do with success. Success has everything to do with your own personal desire to succeed. Using skin color is still a good excuse to gain access to things that are not earned, but it’s an excuse, and you know what we all say about excuses.

Nathan J. Fisher

Kudos to President Obama for introducing a plan on Feb. 27 to help young men of color build networks and get education and skills. The much-needed plan is called My Brother’s Keeper Task Force. It appears to be a total community project that involves commitment from the public and private sectors.

I watched our president present his plan on cable television. He gave good reasons for its necessity and shared how it could be successfully implemented. Obama spoke for about 50 minutes. Both CNN and MSNBC carried his talk live from beginning to end. Noticeably not covering live the newsworthy event was cable’s Fox News.

I think it’s fair to say Fox News and most of its die-hard viewers oppose Obama on just about everything. My Brother’s Keeper is a project that needs the support of all Americans who love this country and her people. I just don’t understand why Fox News did not cover such an important happening. It deprived its viewers of information about a program of hope that offers possibilities of making us a better nation. 

Paul L. Whiteley Sr.

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