|Column: Obama's best hope for change|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
President Obama’s new outreach initiative to help at-risk boys of color — “My Brother’s Keeper” — is cause for cheer.
It isn’t that we haven’t known for some time that minority boys are in trouble. Poor school performance, truancy, delinquency and, ultimately, high incarceration rates cannot be separated from the absence of fathers in many homes. Out-of-wedlock births are at 72 percent in the African-American community and 53 percent among Latinos, compared with 29 percent among non-Hispanic whites.
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