Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Obama on REPARATIONS: U.S. government must offer deeds, not just words

Speaking to a gathering of minority journalists yesterday, Senator Obama spelled out his approach to issues such as a formal US apology to Native Americans and reparations for African Americans:

"I personally would want to see our tragic history acknowledged... we've got some very sad and difficult things to account for, I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it's Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds."

Many journalists in the audience, unable to contain themselves, leapt to their feet and applauded enthusiastically after being asked to show at least some semblance of neutrality and objectivity. During a two-minute break halfway through the event, which was broadcast live on CNN, journalists ran to the stage to snap photos of Obama, and gave him a standing ovation at the end.

NYT: Inside Professor Obama’s Classroom
(Note that the New York Times give Obama the title "Professor" even though he was no such thing... ever).

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  1. How about the US offer black Americans opportunities they would never have in Africa,already do.The poor blacks in the US better standard of living than poor blacks in Africa,already do.Sufferage,already do.Freedoms undreampt of by most of the people of the world,already do.Cool,done.

    M. Wilcox

  2. I acknowledge that the US treatment of the slaves was unfair, unjust and sometimes atrocious. I truly am sorry for what the slaves went through. BUT...first of all they were sold by their own people in Africa. Did I do them anything? Not even once. I have many African American friends that I see socially and most of them are fine people, just like many white people are fine people, but when people want something for nothing, that incenses me. Why should I pay somebody reparation for something that my ancestors may have done to their ancestors? It doesn't make sense. I happen to be of French descent (Cajun to be exact) and my ancestors were not accepted here. They were considered dirty, less than human and ignorant people, and they were run out of everywhere they tried to settle. Nobody wanted them in their "back yards". They had to eke out their livelihood from nothing. They were looked upon as low class trash. None of their descendents ever asked nor were given reparation. Neither did they get an apology. They just took what little they had and slowly rebuilt their lives. Nobody is guaranteed anything in this world. Many African Americans have entitlement issues and that is what irks everybody else. Quit riding on the tails of your poor ancestors and move past their hardships and work to ensure that you have a better life than your ancestors.

  3. This is your president:


    Mica Snell


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