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Bloomberg To Use Own Funds For Aid Program

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will kick in $30 million of his own money to help fund changes in how the city interacts with at-risk youth, officials said.

The program would overhaul how the government works with young black and Latino men — a disproportionately undereducated, incarcerated and unemployed segment of the city’s population — to improve their circumstances, The New York Times reported Thursday.

Starting this fall, the Bloomberg administration said it would locate job-recruitment centers in public housing complexes where many young black and Latino men live, retrain and relocate probation officers to try to reduce recidivism, establish fatherhood classes and include academic progress of male black and Latino students in its school assessment.

Despite falling crime rates and rising graduation rates, city officials said African-American and Latino men, especially in the 16-24 age group, rank low by nearly every yardstick, including arrest rates, school suspensions and poverty.

“The magnitude of the disparities is stunning,” said Linda I. Gibbs, deputy mayor for health and human services. “It’s tragic.”

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  • Karolyn

    Bravo to Mayor Bloomberg!

  • s c

    Yumpin’ yiminy! We’all gets to see whut a perfesssunal burocrat can do when he spends some of his own money. When I see someone like this airhead go through the motions of being ‘socially responsible,’ it pays to be suspicious. I guess this move means his anti-2nd Amendment program isn’t working out the way he wanted.
    Aside from the fact that this guy is anything but a conservative, he has a hard time putting an accurate label on himself. He tends to call himself a ‘Republican’ (anybody can say that). He acts like an ultraliberal (anybody with no conscience can say that). Out of the blue, one of his flunkies is talking about “disparities.” That’s a code word for social engineers and power-hungry cow muffins who are chasing a warm, leg-tingling sensation via talking a lot but doing damned little [aka Chrissy Matthews Syndrome]. BLAH.
    So remind me. How many DECADES have ultraliberal progressives been in charge of education and redistributing wealth that doesn’t belong to them?
    As usual, what we have here is yet another ukltraliberal progressive who’s all mouth and no conscience. Whoopeee.

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