President Barack Obama visited the Lehman College today. Lehman is a Senior College under the CUNY (The City University of New York) system. President Obama announce the formation of My Brother’s Keeper alliance, a nonprofit foundation that addresses the opportunity gaps among minority young men & boys which he defined number of times as “man of color”.
Personally, I try to avoid making political statement on my blog site but President Obama’s speech on some of the issue came at a time when our country is in turmoil. On his speech, he pointed out number of issues which I think is very important and relevant to our current social structure.
Being a student myself of the CUNY system, I personally find his speech to be important for all of us, especially for our student body. The generation that would Govern this country one day, need to understand and pay serious attention to some of the topic that our President addressed on his speech today. It really doesn’t matter what ethnic group you belong to but what does matter is “You”. You as an individual and as a citizen of our beloved nation.
Given the current situation in our country, especially after all the tragic events that took place from Ferguson to Baltimore, it is important for all of us to recognize some of this issue and take serious initiatives at the grass-root level to resolve them wisely and timely. But what his speech really comes down to is, we the young generation need to go back to School and get the education for a better future. It is even more important for our young men and women from various minority groups.
Very important and timely speech by President Obama. Feel free to listen to his speech. Peace.