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.