Will Obama Help Men Who Are Eggshell White Find Jobs?

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By Todd Starnes, CP Op-Ed Contributor
February 19, 2014|11:33 am

President Obama is launching a new initiative to help young men of color. It's called My Brother's Keeper.

The President told Charles Barkley in a television interview last night that he wants create special educational, mentorship and apprenticeship programs – for a specific segment of the population.

"We're going to pull together private philanthropies, foundations working with governors, mayors non-profits and we're going to focus on young men of color and find ways in which to create more pathways to success for them," the president told Barkley.

He said he wants to expose young men of color to career options that could pay as much as $35 an hour.

"Across the board from the time they're young all the way to their first job, we want to help more young African-American men and Latino men succeed," he said.

I applaud the president's initiative – but what about the young, white man looking for a job?

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Where are the special programs designed to help him get a leg up in the world? Where are the mentoring and interning opportunities for white kids from impoverished neighborhoods?

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once had a dream that his children would one day live in a nation where they would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Let's hope in the future that President Obama applies that same standard when it comes time to helping young men find jobs – no matter the color of their skin.

Todd Starnes is the host of Fox News & Commentary – heard daily on 250+ radio stations. He's also the author of Dispatches From Bitter America. To check out all of his work you can visit his website or follow him on Twitter @toddstarnes. In his spare time, Todd is active in his church, plays golf, follows SEC football, and eats barbecue. He lives in New York City.
 

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