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Obama: Inequality facing minority men behind unrest in Baltimore, Ferguson
He tied the call for justice with an economic message for the 60 donors who paid $10,000 to see him at an expansive, art-filled Upper East Side apartment — including actor Wendell Pierce, who played a Baltimore police detective working in drug-ridden projects on “The Wire.”
Obama later held a discussion with about 30 donors contributing up to $33,400. That event was closed to the media.
Inequality is apparently not a problem for one certain minority man.
Helping launch a foundation to assist young minorities, Obama said the catalysts of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and in Baltimore were the deaths of young black men and “a feeling that law is not always applied evenly in this country.”
The White House sought to distinguish the operation of the organization from Bill and Hillary Clinton’s family foundation, whose financing has attracted criticism. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said My Brother’s Keeper Alliance would be responsible for determining its own fundraising policies.
The nonprofit, to be headed by Joe Echevarria, former chief executive of consulting firm Deloitte, will develop guidance for companies to increase access to jobs for racial minorities.
Racial minorities named Sasha Obama and Malia Obama, e.g.
Note that it was part of this day of yapping about inequality that led Michelle Obama to mouth off about museums.