On Feb. 27, 2014, the president unveiled his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative to support boys and young men of color. Citing the likelihood of them failing than succeeding, he said, "The worst part is we become numb to these statistics. We're not surprised by them. We take them as the norm. We just assume this is an inevitable part of American life instead of the outrage that it is. But these statistics should break our hearts. And they should compel us to act."