Why is black journalist Jamelle Bouie upset?
jesus tapdancing christ. http://t.co/pv6i5CCLZM— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) February 28, 2014
Because Jennifer Rubin is asking whether "a new initiative, My Brother’s Keeper, which would assist at-risk African and Hispanic males, is constitutional..."
That's not likely to appeal to Bouie, whose advocacy for his own race is so strident that the only way The Daily Beast, where he's a staff writer, could try to "balance" him would be to give Jared Taylor a column.
Rubin quotes Roger Clegg to the effect that
“President Obama has caved in to pressure from the left — the Congressional Black Caucus and others — to do something he was generally unwilling to do up to now: Endorse a federal program that is overtly limited to those of a particular color.”
And says herself that
It’s odd, really, that we just got through celebration of the veto of Arizona’s anti-gay legislation that would have allowed business owners to refuse service on the basis of sexual orientation – if they could show they are acting upon a sincerely held religious belief. That was Wednesday. Now on Thursday the government itself wants to exclude at-risk boys who don’t meet the racial and ethnic requirements of the program. (If it was focused on only “straight” youth, would the left be up in arms?)
That's right, the "My Brothers Keeper" program is not spending any Federal money on "at risk" white boys.
My question for Jamelle Bouie is: why would it be OK for a welfare initiative to "target" black and Hispanic teens (who need the most help) but not OK for the police to "target" black and Hispanic teens (who commit the most crime?)
In the case of the crime-committing teens, after all, everybody is "at risk."