By Ann Brown
For years, former President Barack Obama has knocked down the idea of reparations for Black America but new statements seem to suggest that the country’s first Black president agrees they are justified. However, he’s still not totally committed to the concept.
During an episode of Obama’s new podcast, “Renegades: Born in the USA,” which he co-hosts with rock ‘n’ roll legend Bruce Springsteen, the discussion turned to reparations. The second episode of the podcast is entitled “American Skin: Race in the United States.”
Springsteen asked Obama about reparations for Black America during the discussion.
“Now you mentioned a reckoning hadn’t taken place, so here we sit today, where it feels like a reckoning is being called for, you know?” Springsteen said.
Obama replied, “Is the country ready to deconstruct its founding myths, its mythic stories, its mythic history? Or is it prepared to consider reparations?…So if you ask theoretically, ‘Are reparations justified?’ The answer is ‘yes.’”
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