Skip to comments.Obama says he opposes slavery reparations, apology
Posted on 08/02/2008 5:00:44 PM PDT by Islander7
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama opposes offering reparations to the descendants of slaves, putting him at odds with some black groups and leaders.
The man with a serious chance to become the nation's first black president argues that government should instead combat the legacy of slavery by improving schools, health care and the economy for all.
"I have said in the past - and I'll repeat again - that the best reparations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for people who are unemployed," the Illinois Democrat said recently.
Some two dozen members of Congress are co-sponsors of legislation to create a commission that would study reparations - that is, payments and programs to make up for the damage done by slavery.
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To my knowledge. I tried to ask this morning since I desired to post this very same article but never heard an answer.
Would you favor elimination of Federal Taxes as a form a "reparation"?
When he finally hands out reparations, since he is only half black, shouldn’t he just get 50 percent of the reparations ? :-)
Here’s another flip-flop. Is anyone keeping count?
Nowhere in this article does Obama say, “I oppose reparations.”
Better keep track on your calendar of Barry's daily position on the issue.
Whatever his intentions, whatever he’s saying now and the words he’s using are subject to change without notice.
Someone will invent for him a more ‘benign’ version of what slavery reparations means in so many words but it will amount to the same thing. That’s what I’m thinking now and like Obama’s intentions, my opinions are subject to change but I would first have to notice a change in Obama’s intentions.
Those are excellent points.
Plus, the taxpayers should not be supporting the harems that black drug dealers set up in several cities at a time, having their “wives” and bastards collecting welfare benefits in excess of $30,000 per annum per “family” unit.
He’s changed his position on drilling, he will change his alleged new position on reparations.
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