Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

“Keeping a promise to Urban America.”

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Let’s face it. We have all been more optimistic about obtaining a “post-racial” society than actually achieving one. After electing Obama as our first black president, we thought that we could overcome “the racial divide,” but really little has even changed, and mainly because many people think there is nothing they could do to conquer it. However, one program can hopefully make somewhat of a difference The Promise Neighborhoods program is a program that is geared towards providing opportunities to young minority group americans who live in impoverished communities. They are looking to provide strong community environments to these kids, in order for them to be successful academically. Eventhough other programs have posed similar goals to “helping urban america,” I really feel like if this one pulls through, it will definitely push us a little further into defeating racism.

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Written by aunanan7

November 26, 2009 at 7:02 pm

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  1. i have heard several people say that now that there is a black president there should be no racism or less of it. I thought this was always a joke on the daily show, or something fox news talks about, but apparently people think that with just a black president being elected all racism problems will dissapear…
    not at all. i think these problems will be around for awhile.

    As for the programs that you discussed, I think the more programs there are to help minorities, the better. Hopefully we will reach a level of equality in terms of power and wealth between races in this country.

    al260513

    November 27, 2009 at 8:02 am

  2. It sounds like a great program! I certainly do hope it helps and no doubt it will. I have found in my own experience that any extra attention you give to someone helps, whether you realize it or not. 🙂

    raquelfreytes

    November 27, 2009 at 6:32 pm


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