“I love what Bobby Kennedy said in Bedford-Stuyvesant in 1968: ‘To ignore the potential contribution of private enterprise is to fight the war on poverty with a single platoon, while great armies are left to stand aside.’ Barack, let’s get together with, say: John Bryant of Operation Hope in Los Angeles; Ambassador Andrew Young of Good Works International; Bob Woodson of the Neighborhood Enterprise Foundation in Washington, D.C.; Ted Forstmann of Forstmann Little & Co. in New York; Russell Redenbaugh, a U.S. civil rights commissioner in Philadelphia; and economist Art Laffer. We can discuss how best to tackle the issue you raised in your March 18 speech, when you identified the lack of economic opportunity for people of color as one of our nation’s greatest challenges. Any interest, sir?”

Jack Kemp, former Congressman, vice-presidential candidate, and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Excerpt from Jack Kemp’s Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

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