August 4th, 2011 → 7:02 am @ // No Comments

“Was not that nobly done?  Ay, and wisely too.” – Macbeth

I read this morning that Mayor Michael Bloomberg is using $30 million of his own fortune to prop up a plan to aid minority youth in New York.  I am so impressed.  I teach at an urban university, and one of the things I notice, every single semester that I teach, is the relative lack  of minorities (men, in particular, which the program targets) in the classroom.  Where are all the beautiful black and Latino boys?  It really sticks out, their absence.  Programs to improve opportunities for minorities at an early age, like the program Bloomberg is supporting, are extremely important.  After all the negative news about budget deals, murdering mothers, and Mideast dictators, it was nice to read such a positive story this morning.

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