March 3, 2014

Cornell Students Commend National Initiative For Men of Color

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By HELEN DONNELLY

Students have voiced support for “My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative President Barack Obama announced Thursday to promote opportunities for young men of color — though some have noted that it should only be the beginning for national support to the group.

The President will establish a task force to work across executive departments and agencies to help young men of color reach their fullest potential, according to a White House press release. Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick ’09 traveled to the White House last week to participate in the unveiling of the initiative.

Svante Myrick ’09 attended the unveiling of “My Brother’s Keeper” Thursday. (Ryan Landvater / Sun Senior Photographer)

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