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President Obama used very personal terms to introduce his “My Brother’s Keeper” campaign to help young minority men with a variety of coordinated intervention efforts. Citing his own childhood struggles, his anger and subsequent poor decisions — including drug use — Obama made clear that this new effort is very dear to him.

In his announcement speech, the president rattled off facts that, by now, everyone should know by heart: Black students are far less likely than whites to be able to read proficiently by the fourth grade and far likelier to be suspended or expelled from school. Fewer young black and Latino men participate in the labor force compared to young white men.

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