The lack of economic opportunity and prosperity for black men and boys is a national problem that has far-reaching consequences. In order to craft effective federal policy to address this problem, Congress and the executive branch need to fully understand it. This Commission would help them do so.
The challenges facing black men and boys are well documented, so academics and policymakers already have strong hypotheses and proposals to address them. Rather than expanding bureaucracy with yet another commission, it’d be more effective for Congress to enact policies that address the challenges already known to affect the black male population.