So, a convict walks into the White House to tell kids to stay out of jail…

4.19.2016 Trey Sanchez

The White House just hosted a My Brother's Keeper event and invited guests to address the young men gathered. The MBK initiative is one of President Obama's pet projects to encourage young black males to stay out of jail. One of the guests was a rapper just released from jail, made obvious by the loud beeping coming from the probation monitor he wears on his ankle.

William Leonard Roberts II, known as Rick Ross in the rap world, has to wear an ankle monitor after being released on kidnapping and assault charges. According to The Daily Caller, he has been wearing it since last summer when he posted a $2 million bond after his arrest for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting his groundskeeper. The noisy interruption happened just as Obama finished his speech.

This was quite good timing given the subject matter at hand, keeping these young men on track and on a career path starting with college. This was a tangible example of what not to do with your life, at the very least.

Other hip-hop artists were there to be role models for these kids to look up to, like the wholesome Nicki Minaj:

What was ignored at the event? What has been ignored at every one of the MBK events. Black conservative commentator Crystal Wright says it best:

Blacks should find Obama’s assumptions more than disturbing. Young black men wouldn’t be wrong to find My Brother’s Keeper downright offensive.

[P]arenting is the real problem here – not the often repeated media narrative of The Troubled Black Teenager upon which society inflicts so many ills, but the long overlooked and systemic problem of the broken black family.

What Obama conveniently left out of his narrow narrative is the root cause of the problems facing not just young black men but the American black family today: 72% of all black babies are born out of wedlock.

Think about that: it’s an anomaly for black children to be born to parents who are married.

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