Obama: When It Comes To Reparations, We Need Deeds Not Words

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AAAintheBeltway, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. I knew Obama would eventually support reparations for slavery. I just didn't expect him to be honest about it prior to getting safely into the White House. Of course, he seems to be operating in a delusional state where he is already president.


    Obama notes ‘tragic’ US past
    American history's "sad" aspects require action, the senator tells cheering journalists
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    By Laurie Au
    CHICAGO » Sen. Barack Obama, speaking to a gathering of minority journalists yesterday, stopped short of endorsing an official U.S. apology to American Indians but said the country should acknowledge its history of poor treatment of certain ethnic groups.

    "There's no doubt that when it comes to our treatment of Native Americans as well as other persons of color in this country, we've got some very sad and difficult things to account for," Obama told hundreds of attendees of UNITY '08, a convention of four minority journalism associations.

    The Hawaii-born senator, who has told local reporters that he supports the federal recognition bill for native Hawaiians drafted by U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, noted other ethnic groups but did not mention native Hawaiians when answering a question about his thoughts on a formal U.S. apology to American Indians.

    "I personally would want to see our tragic history, or the tragic elements of our history, acknowledged," the Democratic presidential hopeful said.

    "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."

    Obama, who appeared tired in his first major appearance since returning Saturday from a 10-day trip abroad, met with a receptive audience at the Chicago convention. Some journalists had waited three hours for the 40-minute appearance.

    The group had expected Obama and Sen. John McCain to speak on Thursday night, but because of scheduling conflicts, only Obama could attend yesterday morning's talk.

    When Obama walked on stage at the McCormick Center, many journalists in the audience leapt to their feet and applauded enthusiastically after being told not to do so. 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.

    The Illinois senator talked about his trip overseas, reiterating his opinion that violence is down in Iraq but worsening in Afghanistan. And he expressed his approval of the Senate's passage of a major housing bill to help homeowners avert foreclosure.

    Obama, who acknowledged that he needed a nap, stood up to say farewell to the audience of journalists, many of whom gave him another standing ovation.
  2. Mercor


    First the African Americans should get apologies from the Africian people who caputred many of them and sold them to the white traders on the west coast of Africa.

    Then... The Africain Americans should send heartfelt thanks to the Republican party. The party sacerficed so much to get them free. Especially individuals who spent time in the south after the civil war trying to get the free blacks their rights. Many republicans were beaten and lynched doing this work.

    Then...The African Americans should demand an apology from the Democratic party for 100 years of harassment and murder of free blacks.
  3. The biggest mistake this great country ever made was SLAVERY.

    By far this blight has caused immense hardship and pain for the country and its citizens.

    As great as our founding fathers were, I wish they had the fortitude to do without slavery.

    To put it simply, what a fucked up thing to do. Didn't you realize what that would lead to you stupid a-holes?

    That's all I have to say about that.
  4. Countries like Germany are STILL being extorted for money for Israel for the "holocaust" (which we do not have the freedom to question), reparations to this day.

    And the USA is forced to hand over hundreds of millions in "Aid" to the rogue Israeli regime yearly.

    Face it, we are run by a corrupt tribe. Obama was chosen by the elites to do their bidding. They don't hand over control of a trillion-dollar war economy to just anyone.

    Hey, how about the propaganda myth of "anyone can become president" ! LOL keep repeating that mindless pap.
  5. Lucrum


    Hey buddy, are you aware of the risks involved in posting historical facts in this forum?

    First, most responses will be nothing but argumentative ridicule from panty waste, bleeding heart moonbats.

    You can also, of course, expect to be accused of being a racist, Nazi klansperson.

    (Klansman isn't PC)
  6. Lucrum


    How does one go about paying reparations to a long since DEAD former slave anyway?

    And given that most civilizations/states/ancestors/descendants have either had or been slaves (in some cases both) at one time or another through out human history. What's the plan for paying off everyone - on the planet?

    Rather than swapping mucho dinero back and forth. Wouldn't it make more sense to just call it even?
  7. Will the families of the white Union dead who fought and died to liberate the slaves from the Confederacy also receive reparations?
  8. reg


    Before we even talk about reparations, each African American should be asked one simple question, namely: would they prefer to be currently living here in the USA or in Africa?
    If the answer is the former, then quit whining.
  9. How much should Islam be repaying the world for its continuing terrorism?
  10. I am awaiting Obama to send me a reparations check.
    #10     Jul 30, 2008