Former President Barack Obama responded on Twitter Monday to a new article by the New York Times, which claims that “Even when children grow up next to each other with parents who earn similar incomes, black boys fare worse than white boys in 99 percent of America.”

The NY Times story is in reference to a study by researchers at Stanford, Harvard and the Census Bureau, claiming that “income inequality between blacks and whites is driven entirely by what is happening among these boys and the men they become.”

The study assumes that “much of what matters probably lies outside the home — in surrounding neighborhoods, in the economy and in a society that views black boys differently from white boys, and even from black girls.”

In line with his frequent comments about race, Obama tweeted in agreement with the story: “Our most important task as a nation is to make sure all our young people can achieve their dreams. We’ve started this work with @MBK_Alliance, but there’s so much more all of us have to do—government, private sector, academia & community leaders—to change the odds for our kids.”

In an earlier Twitter post on Monday, Obama responded to a tweet from a fan in Singapore, who wrote, “Heading out to enjoy the evening after being starstrucked by a discussion that was chaired by President @BarackObama himself. @ObamaFoundation is here to make waves.”

In response, the globalist former president tweeted in praise of the Singapore youth, “In Singapore with young people who are advocating for education, empowering young women, and getting involved all over Southeast Asia with a profoundly optimistic commitment to building the world they want to see. ”

Obama has stated that his planned “Presidential Center” will be a facility to be used “to train the next generation of leaders,” and has made it clear it will be a global effort, bringing in young people from across the world.

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