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Saturday, August 2, 2008

an interesting side to take on slavery. GO DUDE!

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Barack Obama opposes offering reparations to the descendants of slaves, putting him at odds with some black groups and leaders.

He argues that instead, the government should 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.

I can't say I disagree. Great-great grand kids shouldn't be held accountable for the mistakes of their forefathers.

The NAACP says reparations could take the form of government programs to help struggling people of all races. Efforts to improve schools in the inner city could also aid students in the mountains of West Virginia, said Hilary Shelton, director of the NAACP's Washington bureau.
"The solution could be broad and sweeping," Shelton said.

The House voted this week to apologize for slavery. The resolution, which was approved on a voice vote, does not mention reparations, but past opponents have argued that an apology would increase pressure for concrete action.

Obama says an apology would be appropriate but not particularly helpful in improving the lives of black Americans. Reparations could also be a distraction, he said.



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