A Job Doing…What?

Philadelphia’s mayor has appointed to a position in his administration a “director of black male engagement.”

You read that right: a director of black male engagement. The job pays $75,000 a year and comes with those great public employee benefits.

You can’t make up stuff like this.

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  • Barbara  On May 7, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Unbelievable. smh

    • foureyedcurmudgeon  On May 7, 2016 at 10:14 am

      Actually, there’s more, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer:

      “Philadelphia voters on Tuesday approved making permanent the Mayor’s Commission on African-American Males, currently a temporary panel charged with studying and addressing challenges facing that community.

      “Jack Drummond, who heads the city’s Office of Black Male Engagement and will also lead the commission, said the change is needed “due to persistent inequities, ineffective representation in Philadelphia’s communities, unfavorable statistical progress in life outcomes, and an overall lack of public confidence for black men.”

      “The new commission will continue to focus on studying the negative conditions of black men in the City of Philadelphia and make yearly reports including recommendations to the mayor on how to affect positive change around proposed ordinances and other policies pertaining to the demographic,” he said in a statement.

      The commission will have 30 unpaid members appointed by the mayor, at least three of whom will have to be between the ages of 18 and 35.”

  • Barbara  On May 7, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    The only thing that made me unshake my head was the 30 members will be unpaid. Study away, men. And lotsa luck with it. Ugh.

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