By Dana Sanchez
While campaigning for the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama said he didn’t want to focus on reparations. The country’s challenges will not go away with reparations, he said in an NAACP questionnaire. They’ll be “an excuse for some to say ‘we’ve paid our debt’.”
It’s not clear whether Obama’s position has changed since then, but the American people have changed. Reparations are a major topic of debate leading to the 2020 elections. Obama would not get away as easily by avoiding the topic.
Obama said: “I fear that reparations would be an excuse for some to say ‘we’ve paid our debt’ and to avoid the much harder work of enforcing our anti-discrimination laws in employment and housing; the much harder work of making sure that our schools are not separate and unequal; the much harder work of providing job training programs and rehabilitating young men coming out of prison every year; and the much harder work of lifting 37 million Americans of all races out of poverty.
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