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senate Bill S. 2163

Should a Federal Commission Study the Social Status of Black Men & Boys?

Argument in favor

The lack of economic opportunity and prosperity for black men and boys is a national problem that has far-reaching consequences. In order to craft effective federal policy to address this problem, Congress and the executive branch need to fully understand it. This Commission would help them do so.

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08/21/2019
I’m sure there’s massive data out there, maybe already collected, but with US Govt seal if approval, maybe someone will finally pay attention!! If we post data regarding issues we support or object to, Just.Dave and others, it is advisable to check the source’s bias and credibility: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/cns-news/
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AnthonyWelsh's Opinion
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08/21/2019
In general, there is no reason to not support a commission. However, this is not the highest priority either. I think the problem is understood and Congress is failing to act on known data. But that’s no reason to avoid a commission so that the evidence is official.
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Rebekah 's Opinion
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08/21/2019
Death by cop is now the #6 cause of death in young men of color. We need to figure this out and fast.
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Argument opposed

The challenges facing black men and boys are well documented, so academics and policymakers already have strong hypotheses and proposals to address them. Rather than expanding bureaucracy with yet another commission, it’d be more effective for Congress to enact policies that address the challenges already known to affect the black male population.

jimK's Opinion
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08/21/2019
We know the issues facing disenfranchised youth and young men. I am a firm believer that as a society, it is our obligation to ensure that everyone has a pathway to a whole, happy and fulfilling life. We need a philosophy of leaving no person behind. Most of the issues that limit black youth and young men have been studied and well documented. These principles do not need another study group, they need legislative action to ensure pathways to adequate education, exposure to open dialogue with others, meaningful valued work opportunities and general community rebuilding. These programs should also attempt to do this for poorer communities characterized by heavy concentrations of racial or religious groups. Actions are needed, not more study groups. Can’t help but believe this legislation is yet another attempt to buy Election Day ‘creds’ by having an emotion grabbing title but accomplishing nothing. More fodder for those awful 30 second election year TV charades listing ‘accomplishments’ by title without any detail.
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Gopin2020's Opinion
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08/20/2019
Were all Americans, stop with this hyphenated crap and separating by race etc. I’m opposed to Senator Rubio’s bill based on those reasons. It’s time for us to unite. #MAGA
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burrkitty's Opinion
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08/21/2019
Yeah I don’t trust anything from Republicans especially in the senate. Why is that?
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      senate Committees
      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    IntroducedJuly 18th, 2019
    I’m sure there’s massive data out there, maybe already collected, but with US Govt seal if approval, maybe someone will finally pay attention!! If we post data regarding issues we support or object to, Just.Dave and others, it is advisable to check the source’s bias and credibility: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/cns-news/
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    We know the issues facing disenfranchised youth and young men. I am a firm believer that as a society, it is our obligation to ensure that everyone has a pathway to a whole, happy and fulfilling life. We need a philosophy of leaving no person behind. Most of the issues that limit black youth and young men have been studied and well documented. These principles do not need another study group, they need legislative action to ensure pathways to adequate education, exposure to open dialogue with others, meaningful valued work opportunities and general community rebuilding. These programs should also attempt to do this for poorer communities characterized by heavy concentrations of racial or religious groups. Actions are needed, not more study groups. Can’t help but believe this legislation is yet another attempt to buy Election Day ‘creds’ by having an emotion grabbing title but accomplishing nothing. More fodder for those awful 30 second election year TV charades listing ‘accomplishments’ by title without any detail.
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    Were all Americans, stop with this hyphenated crap and separating by race etc. I’m opposed to Senator Rubio’s bill based on those reasons. It’s time for us to unite. #MAGA
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    Yeah I don’t trust anything from Republicans especially in the senate. Why is that?
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    This is a waste of money. It doesn’t matter if you are black white brown etc. We all have the same freedoms to take advantage of living in the USA!
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    In general, there is no reason to not support a commission. However, this is not the highest priority either. I think the problem is understood and Congress is failing to act on known data. But that’s no reason to avoid a commission so that the evidence is official.
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    Death by cop is now the #6 cause of death in young men of color. We need to figure this out and fast.
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    I'm begging...on my knees...please Congress please...use your time to resolve priorities instead of looking for ways to spend money the county doesn't have just to mollify and entice your base. Please. Please. Please.
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    How about a study to find out why black families are disproportionally fatherless, why there is a high rate of abortions among blacks, why so many black children perform poorly in academics and the list goes on... As enlightened and woke as America is today, bigotry still exists against almost any race, gender, thin, obese or any other descriptor you choose to apply. A study is useless. I’ve been chased from school by black kids throwing bottles and rocks, I didn’t need a study then or now to explain or excuse that behavior.
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    Last season of Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas should be the primer course for this committee. Study up on racial disparity starting in schools and communities, it’s systemic.
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    I don’t trust the trump administration to do this-trump is racist.
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    This bill from a son of the Cuban Revolution, is a step that does not go far enough nor responsibly enough to begin the great need for closure in White America ‘s war against people of color which began and continuous against the Indigenous Nation’s of America as well as the colonies beyond our immediate shores!! Yes, this is a conversation that requires study not only of the plight of Blacks, but also the marginalization of Indigenous communities and the squalor created by the negligence of our federal government and the lack of power afforded our indigenous nations to combat addiction and hopelessness!! 1.2 million Boricuas took to the streets this year to protest the ills of colonialism, namely corruption by vulture capitalists and internal corruption in the colonial government!! This bill is ok . But there are 300 Latino citizens arrested in Trump’s raid in Mississippi!! The employers who were guilty of several crimes on the face of the evidence, have not been charged!! Yes this bill speaks to a need. But the need is much more encompassing than inequality for Blacks! Discrimination against Latinos , Boricuas in Puerto Rico and other cultural nations in America is much worse!!
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    Holy racism.
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    Do things that we know work: Support intact families in all laws, and regulations. Encourage work to allow people to develop a good self-image. Encourage marriage so young men marry young women, and raise families This will instill a sense of purpose, and a positive self image.
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    Sounds a little racist don’t you think and after word how about Red heads with blue eyes .....why is black crime up across the the country....simple look at the set statistics ‘s from 1969 and today 1969 2/3 of black family were fathers in the house today less the 20% have fathers in the home ,, add Black on Black crime and the rise of a welfare class from birth to death all were 1/10 th of the statistic of 1969
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    No on S2163. Talk to Dr. Benjamin Carson. No more bureaucracy! Go speak with some Black pastors that serve the Black community. They’ll tell you the youth need good role models, some good ol discipline and a father in the home. Finish high school, get married before you get pregnant, and get a job.
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    Most definitely!! Long overdue!!
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    While you do not need a sturdy to prove the effect a racist society has on blacks, if you are so unconscious that it is not apparent how detrimental US policies and racial profiling are then YES DO THE STUDY. Thurgod Marshall study and years of proving the effect of descrimination on black children that finally proved the effects enough made blacks EQUAL under the 14th admendment abolishing segregation. There is plenty of information it should be a quick study. Then you can apply it to every other discrimination habit this white society forces on people of color in US. All the studies sadly cannot change the evil of racism turning into fascism. There is a severe and critical consciousness emergency world wide with the US at the heart of the issue.
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    Drop with the delaying tactic of running yet another study. Quit putting black men in jail for trumped up BS. Pay equality for equal work. Legalize marijuana everywhere NOW.
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    Of course they should. Republicans are seeking to kill black People anyway they can. If they cannot kill them, they are seeking anyway to incarcerate black People. Republicans are generally disgusting people
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