Obama: Majority Of America Not Built By Slaves

Most black Americans you talk to will tell you that slavery built America, but former president Barrack Obama disagrees!

Obama believes that a large portion of America were built by slaves, but argue, that, not exclusively, and maybe not the majority of it was built by slaves.

Obama, the country’s 44th and first Black president, said on Bruce Springsteen’s “Renegades: Born in the USA” podcast released Monday February 22, 2021,  that he thinks reparations are “justified” — but believed them to be “unattainable” when he was president.

Barack Obama said reparations for Black Americans were a “non-starter” during his presidency.

“So if you ask me theoretically: ‘Are reparations justified?’
 
The answer is yes,” he said. “There’s not much question that the wealth of this country, 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.”
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But, he said, pushing for that type of economic support for Black Americans, including descendants of slaves, during his presidency likely would have been unsuccessful.

“What I saw during my presidency was the 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 on the podcast. “All that made the prospect of actually proposing any kind of coherent, meaningful reparations program struck me as, politically, not only a non-starter but potentially counter-productive.”

 
 

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