Although the President has shied away from race matters in the past, there has been an undeniable shift in focus from the White House regarding the plight of young people of color who have been disproportionately slammed by poverty, lack of opportunity, and unfair prison sentences.
According to a Washington Post report, the President will officially announce the launch of this new plan this Thursday, and it comes at a critical point in his second term. President Obama has endured heavy criticism from Black leaders and other minority groups for not tailoring his policies toward their needs.
There has been a change in direction in the President’s message ever since his spirited State of the Union address last month. During the address, President Obama spoke clearly of his upcoming agenda, although he didn’t announce it by name.
“I’m reaching out to some of America’s leading foundations and corporations on a new initiative to help more young men of color facing especially tough odds stay on track and reach their full potential,” said the President during the address.
The White House says an official report will be issued Thursday morning.
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Stephen "TheeBlackSocialite" Hale