Barack Obama now believes or is willing to publicly say that reparations are “justified” and “there’s not much question that the wealth, the power of this country was built in significant part — not exclusively, maybe not even the majority of it, but a large portion of it was built on the backs of slaves.”
“And what I saw during my presidency was the politics of White resistance and resentment. The talk of ‘welfare queens’ and the talk of the ‘undeserving’ poor. And the backlash against affirmative action,” Obama said.
“All that made the prospect of actually proposing any kind of coherent, meaningful reparations program struck me as, politically, not only a nonstarter but potentially counterproductive.”
This sounds good until you realize that many people have problems with affirmative action because undeserving white people, like Liz Warren, take advantage of the program.
“We can’t even get this country to provide decent schooling for inner city kids,” Obama said but blamed politics rather be specific and call out blue state politicians like his former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel who ran Chicago for many years.
“It’s perfectly understandable why working class white folks, middle class white folks, folks who are having trouble paying the bills or dealing with student loans, or don’t have healthcare where they feel government has let them down wouldn’t be too thrilled with a massive program that is meant to deal with the past but isn’t speaking to their future,” Obama said.
“I understand the argument of people I respect like Ta-Nehisi Coates that we should talk about it anyway if for no other reason than to educate the country about a past that too often isn’t taught and lets, face it, we’d rather forget,” Obama said.
It all sounds good, the words of a politician, but it is all noise when you consider that it was Trump and the GOP who finally got rid of the Dems hideous crime bill that locked up a generation of fathers and did so much damage to people alive currently.
Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell went on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show last to say: “Let me just jump on this because Barack Obama, Sean and America, he’s pandering.”
“He’s pandering to the far left because he needs to stay relevant. That’s why he’s talking reparations and affirmative action.”
“Let me tell you right now, in California they tried to pass affirmative action last year, I was one of the oppositions, it lost in blue state California and he’s wrong,” Terrell said.