Does Obama believe in Reparations?

July 29, 2008

According to a frequent guest, Obama doesn’t support reparations. He said it’s on his web site and failed the common courtesy of providing a link to prove his statement. I went to Obama’s website and guess what I found?

Nothing about reparations.

So what’s his stance? Well, according to a recent statement, it appears that he supports it!

Obama notes ‘tragic’ US past

“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.”

In other words, he won’t say he’s sorry for slavery but he’ll perform ‘deeds’ for it. But what are ‘deeds’? Is it creating programs to show the country is sorry? Or will he pay them cash?

Since he doesn’t say and our country apologized to the Japanese with words and cash, it’s reasonable to expect him to follow suit.