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Obama the Healer Strikes Again With Claims of ‘White Resistance’ Preventing Reparations

Obama the Healer Strikes Again With Claims of ‘White Resistance’ Preventing Reparations

“the politics of White resistance and resentment”

It seems former President Obama didn’t get Joe Biden’s memo about unity. In his new podcast with noted Trump-hater Bruce Springsteen, he said that white ‘resistance and resentment’ has prevented reparations.

Can we finally dispel this notion that Obama is some healing, unifying figure?

Houston Keene reports at FOX News:

Obama says reparations ‘justified’ but ‘politics of White resistance’ made it ‘nonstarter’ to propose

Former President Barack Obama blamed “the politics of White resistance and resentment” as the reason why he didn’t push financial reparations for Black Americans during his presidency.

On Monday, Obama and rock and roll legend Bruce Springsteen released the second episode of their new podcast, “Renegades: Born in the USA,” where they spoke about race relations in the United States.

Toward the end of the episode, the two hosts spoke about reparations to Black Americans and whether or not the controversial policy would come to fruition.

Obama said he believes reparations are “justified” and that “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.”

The former president claimed that a reparations proposal didn’t make its way through the lawmaking process during his presidency due to “the politics of White resistance and resentment.”

Dave Urbanski of The Blaze notes that Obama’s position on reparations was different when he was first running for president in 2008:

“We can’t even get this country to provide decent schooling for inner-city kids,” Obama also said, according to the Post. “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. All that made the prospect of actually proposing any kind of coherent, meaningful reparations program … not only a non-starter but potentially counterproductive.”

Fox News said it appears the former president has changed his position on reparations, as he opposed the idea during his 2008 presidential campaign and argued that “the best reparations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for people who are unemployed.”

So. Much. Unity.

I’m surprised he didn’t mention people bitterly clinging to their guns and religion.


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Obama is an advocate for “burden” relief, but lacks confidence in Biden/Harris to secure his legacy in wars without borders, transnational terrorism, [catastrophic] [anthropogenic] immigration reform, and the Green New Deal.

That said, unprecedented reparations in blood and treasure to end slavery and “our Posterity” that stands up to diversity dogmatists. Diversity (i.e. color judgment) dogma, not limited to racism, breeds adversity. #Burden… BabyLivesMatter(BLM)

NotSoFriendlyGrizzly | February 25, 2021 at 5:32 pm

Why should White Americans (who never owned slaves) give reparations to black “Americans” (who were never slaves)? Shouldn’t they be seeking reparations from the black Africans who sold their ancestors into slavery???

    JusticeDelivered in reply to NotSoFriendlyGrizzly. | February 25, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    We need to make Affirmative Action illegal. Black racism makes it clear that they are no longer deserving.

    So, get rid of AA, and offer scholarships based on character and merit.

    We all benefit when people succeed on merit, we all lose when dumb and incompetent people are pushed through the system and given sham degrees.

      Merit based societies thrive.

        MattMusson in reply to Ben Kent. | February 26, 2021 at 7:02 am

        His premise is incorrect. Slavery was always an economic minus not a plus. Slavery made a few people rich and kept the average man very poor.

        If you built a building using slaves, it was because they worked cheap. For free men to get a job working on the building, they had to work cheaper than the slaves. Slavery dramatically lowered the price of labor.

        Plantations used slaves to scale farming, something that free farmers could not do until the adoption of the tractor. Once again, Plantations pushed down the value of agricultural goods. Free farmers had to sell at or less than Plantation prices. And, that kept them poor.

          Brave Sir Robbin in reply to MattMusson. | February 26, 2021 at 12:19 pm

          “For free men to get a job working on the building, they had to work cheaper than the slaves. Slavery dramatically lowered the price of labor.”

          And hence the relative poverty of the ante-bellum South. Very well put.

          Anyhow, slavery did not build anything much outside the old-Confederacy, and the vast majority of people did not own slaves. Poor southern “whites” were also victimized by the “peculiar institution” of slavery – in different ways, but they were, such as all those who were drafted into military service and died or were maimed to defend it. Then, too, what do we owe the hundreds of thousands in the Union armies and dissenters in the South who were sacrificed, often with their lives, to end it?

          The restitution movement is poppycock. But, it we can use it to take away the money and power of the corporatist fascists who are promoting this nonsense to keep us divided and focused on the wrong enemies, then I’m for it.

    I think we should give reparations to other countries who owned slaves before we consider doing it here becasue it’s wrong to put America First.

    Chuckin Houston in reply to NotSoFriendlyGrizzly. | February 25, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    It is likely that the institution of slavery in America would not have existed but for the actions of dominant African tribes and Muslim slave traders who first enslaved people from weaker tribes and marched them to ports where they were resold to European merchants. I can’t imagine handfuls of pasty-faced, musket-armed 17th Century Dutchmen, English, Portuguese, Spaniards, etc. venturing hundreds of miles inland to capture slaves and sneak them out to the Americas.

    Sure there would’ve been a few black slaves just like there were in Europe, but too few upon which to base an economic system.

      CapeBuffalo in reply to Chuckin Houston. | February 26, 2021 at 2:13 pm

      In actuality White men rarely ventured far into Africa to get slaves , the slaves were brought to the coasts by the Indigenous Blacks, and Arabs. There are records that indicate that White men had a life span of one year in Africa during the slave years. Credit: Thomas Sowell, “Black Rednecks Nd White Liberals”

    No, nothing says American like going after the most proximate entity you can blame with the largest purse…that is definitely not the African warlords.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to NotSoFriendlyGrizzly. | February 26, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Why should White Americans (who never owned slaves) give reparations to black “Americans” (who were never slaves)?

    And black Americans who have been given every opportunity to succeed and get ahead in society but would rather moan, piss and whine about generally non-existent racists, racism, and victimhood instead of taking those opportunities to succeed.

      In fairness , many Blacks have become successful in America.
      As a group of Americans they are not a monolith, but as a voting block they have been almost one.

        Lucifer Morningstar in reply to CapeBuffalo. | February 26, 2021 at 2:40 pm

        And in reality those blacks that work hard, make the necessary sacrifices and succeed in society and reject the current black victim narrative are branded “race traitors” and “Uncle Toms” by those that would rather play the “blacks as eternal victims” narrative nonsense that one hears so much today.

    A resounding NO!! The ancestors of those Black slave traders are no more responsible than the few remaining ancestors of the White slave traders. No one alive is responsible.

Obama: Well, part of my understanding of race is that it’s more of a social construct than a biological reality. And in that sense, if you are perceived as African American, then you’re African American.

So now we know what to do when Congress authorizes billions in reparations. 🙂 I perceive myself as…..

Oregon took millions in federal Covid relief and gave it just to black people only. The problem here was that you had to send in a photo with your application 🙂

The Oregon Cares Fund:

Such an utterly vile, worthless, self-serving and self-enriching demagogue, narcissist, hustler and fool.

This idiot is not even worth discussing or contemplating.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to guyjones. | February 25, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    Obama makes pretty good coin. Why doesn’t he share more with the decedents of slaves?

    I guess what’s his is his, and what’s yours is negotiable.

    OK Obama – deal, a wealth levy on all assets of 1 billion or more, to include assets in any trust or foundation in which a billionaire maintains any degree of control or influence.

    If you try to take it offshore and hide in another country, SEAL Team Six will come looking for you.

    Draft up the law. Let’s walk their walk.

Simply an evil, evil man.

JusticeDelivered | February 25, 2021 at 5:49 pm

Obama is a piece of crap.

Reoperations, if any, should be reduced for each IQ point above 64 (aprox average IQ when they disembarked), and any overage in IQ should be assessed by the same amount. Any welfare they have received going back as far as records exist, should have to be repaid with compounded interest. The same for criminals, who should have to reimburse the public for all expenses related to their criminal activity, including incarceration.

he looks totally baked in the header photo

so the ‘ho moves up and barry steps in


believe antifa/blm/fascists owe “reparations” to all the business/property owners/injured victims of all the “mostly peaceful”protests last year

The Oregon Cares Fund will be the bell weather of future reparations:

A Covid-19 Relief Fund Was Only for Black Residents. Then Came the Lawsuits.
Oregon earmarked $62 million to explicitly benefit Black individuals and business owners. Now some of the money is in limbo after lawsuits alleging racial discrimination.

Will a Nigerian or dark skinned Arab who jump ship at Port Newark get reparations?

A racist fraud talking to a self-loather who makes shitty music. Riveting.

“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.”

Thank God for the summer of looting and riots over the self-inflicted overdose death of a no-count bully, recast by the black community as a racial avatar hero with angel wings deserving of not one but three public funerals… the summer that corrected such white misimpressions for good.

Because heaven knows, white antipathy towards blacks was so, so much worse prior to that.

    zennyfan in reply to henrybowman. | February 25, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Maybe he saw what he claims because from the beginning, his was a race-based presidency. Cornell West, his “wingman” Holder, his “son” Travon, desert Somalis relocated en masse to cold, snowy Minnesota. Obama was the apotheosis of the Democrats’ strategy of the separation of the country into warring racial and ethnic groups, each one more aggrieved than the other.

If only our country wasn’t so darn racist a back person might some day be elected president of the United States. Then there would be no need of reparations for all could see than anyone could be president and little children of every race would have a dream knowing they are not judged by the color of their skin but the content of their character.

    txvet2 in reply to UserP. | February 25, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    “”b(l)ack person might some day be elected president of the United States””

    It could happen. After all, we elected an Arab.

What we really need is for black men to step up and be better fathers.

    UserP in reply to JimWoo. | February 25, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    That’s a great idea. There would create a demand for millions of DNA test kits and that would really help stimulate the economy.

    Ben Kent in reply to JimWoo. | February 25, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    Better fathers. And better men, in general.

    And why don’t black women expect more from the men? They contstantly defend them even when black men treat them like garbage.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to JimWoo. | February 25, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Their offspring need it more, but that is not going to happen.

    CapeBuffalo in reply to JimWoo. | February 26, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Jim, don’t leave out the Black women who are having babies while 80-90% unmarried, with high rates of school dropout, drug use and general uselessness encouraged by government.
    Luckily, there is a small, but growing movement of Black men and women re-establishing the family. This is what needs to be encouraged

Barack is half white and half black. Does he pay himself reparations?

    zennyfan in reply to r2468. | February 25, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    He wouldn’t qualify for repartions as his father was from Kenya and didn’t have a family history of enslavement. In fact, his ancestors probably sold other blacks into slavery.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to r2468. | February 25, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    He hands himself the money and then hands it back over and over again at an ever-increasing speed. It is one of those poles-repel things.

    Another example is the buttered toast / cat array.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to r2468. | February 25, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    Caucasian linage in blacks averages about half, +- about 15%. So we should allow whiter blacks to pay darker blacks reparation’s. That way, all their assets can stay in the black community.

    InEssence in reply to r2468. | February 25, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    According to his dad’s birth certificate, his dad was 7/8th Arab and 1/8th black African. So BO would be 1/16th black, 7/16th Arab (who did a LOT of slave trading) and 1/2 white.

    CapeBuffalo in reply to r2468. | February 26, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    Perhaps his mother’s family came over as Scottish or Irish slaves ( there were some). His father was some kind of African tribal kingpin , or something sort of important in Kenya. Perhaps Hussein’s family were slave procurers at some time.
    We will never know because The One is almighty!

I’m surprised he didn’t mention people bitterly clinging to their guns and religion.

He did. For President Closet Marxist, “people bitterly clinging to their guns and religion” are the people he is talking about when he says “white resistance and resentment”.

The Obamessiah is a bigot.

We can’t even get this country to provide decent schooling for inner-city kids

Because, apparently, when a school run by black administrators and staffed with black teachers is a piece of crap that fails black schoolchildren, it isn’t the fault of either the administrators or the teachers.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to randian. | February 27, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Black parents do not provide a foundation for black children to build on when they enter school. That and low IQ pretty much dooms their children.

“politics of white resistance racial resentment”


What a jackass.

You want to see some “resentment and resistance” motherfucker? Keep pushing, motherfucker, keep pushing.

Operation Downfall | February 25, 2021 at 7:11 pm

Sadly there are African Americans who sincerely believe that the white man, or the white system, or some white “thing“ has held and is holding them down.
All right then.

It is a fact that some African nations are calling for the “African Diaspora” to come home.

With publicly available technology, such as the services provided by 23 & Me, each one of us can determine the approximate geographical source of our DNA. Theses downtrodden African-Americans, who are never going to be happy in the United States, can discover where their DNA came from, I.e., what African nation their DNA is most prevalent in.

I suggest that The United States pay reparations of $700,000 for each adult African-American who wants to return to the land of their ancestors. $100,000 for each of their children under the age of 18.

The money would come from the foreign aid paid to each of the respective ancestral nations of those who want reparations. Thus this enterprise would be entirely revenue neutral to the United States of America.
The only conditions would be that, first, the emigrants would give up their American citizenship (in order to become citizens of their ancestral nations they should do that anyway) and, second, agree that they will never return to the United States of America.

This plan would be completely voluntary and it would be revenue neutral to the United States of America. Above all, it will allow those who feel trapped under the yoke of a white dominated society to live and to thrive among their own people.

Additional details would have to be worked out, but a lot of angry folks would get a fresh start with a significant chunk of change in their pockets, savor the feel of the land of their ancestors under their feet, and would get a chance to start over again, free from any form of white “tyranny”.

Revenue neutral and justice for all.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Operation Downfall. | February 25, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    It would be much less expensive to put down the rabid racists and to just cutoff the aid to shit hole countries.

      Operation Downfall in reply to JusticeDelivered. | February 25, 2021 at 8:47 pm

      I agree that we shouldn’t send a dime abroad as foreign aid.
      But we do And under the current regime it’s not going to stop.

      So what the hell?

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Operation Downfall. | February 25, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    “It is a fact that some African nations are calling for the “African Diaspora” to come home.”

    That makes sense, An infusion of American blacks could increase African competitiveness by raising Africa’s average IQ. People who are not smart enough to do well in our society would be above average in Africa. Many would be as much smarter there as they are duller here, and smartest blacks would probably choose to stay here.

      henrybowman in reply to JusticeDelivered. | February 25, 2021 at 11:32 pm

      So then, literally the old insult: “Leave here for there, and raise the average IQ of both places.”

      Lucifer Morningstar in reply to JusticeDelivered. | February 26, 2021 at 9:43 am

      “It is a fact that some African nations are calling for the “African Diaspora” to come home.”

      LoL. That’s been tried and advocated since the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln, freed the slaves. Lincoln didn’t have the money to do it and nowadays when that’s brought up few blacks will go back to the Muddaland of Africa because they realize just how good they have it in the United States. So unless those “African nations” can match what american blacks are getting in the United States, repatriation to Africa will never happen.

        JusticeDelivered in reply to Lucifer Morningstar. | February 27, 2021 at 9:15 pm

        After the Civil War ended, there was serious discussion about forcing all former slaves to return to Africa. At this point, I am inclined to think we made a mistake.

        We could have brought in blacks with merit via normal immigration channels, and not have the all those losers on welfare.

        America has benefited greatly by skimming the cream of humanity.

All these years I’ve been hearing from liberals, leftists and Democrats that they’re ashamed of being American. Now they’re controlling everything and it appears that they’re shameless.

What rock did this treasonous asshole crawl out from under?

Bath House Barry Blows Chunks—and other things. He’s a healer and a uniter–and will always be the skunk at the picnic.

SeekingRationalThought | February 25, 2021 at 10:09 pm

Barry is just another “cockwomble,” one of many in the Swamp. Look it up. But Barry meets the definition exactly although he isn’t alone in that.

Took Obama to task on my blog. I take a look at what others have written about the relationship between the American economy and slavery. The existence of slavery and the cotton economy of the South “played a relatively small role in the long-term growth of the U.S. economy. The economics of slavery were probably detrimental to the rise of U.S. manufacturing and almost certainly toxic to the economy of the South. In short: The U.S. succeeded in spite of slavery, not because of it.”

    henrybowman in reply to desertpadre. | February 25, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Yeah, doesn’t seem to be a useful message to mollify the descendants of slaves.
    Kinda like telling the families of Downwinders that it turns out the government didn’t learn much of anything from the experiment.

No, Obama, it was a non-starter because you lost the legislature in just 2 years due to your radical leftist agenda.

Only a moron could believe that reparations should be paid from people who have never owned slaves to people who have never been slaves. We’ve long had a cultural norm that does not punish children for the sins of their forebears.

Like Pigford I & II it will be payouts small but widely done and the bureaucrats and lawyers will be the big winners who get a cut to hand it out.

Who exactly do these reparations go too? I find it a bizarre idea there are so many issues morally with the idea of reparations. The fact that slavery and equal right have been granted for decades who exactly would benefit from and why. Is the suggestion that its divided equally between all black people in which case is there a consideration to give Jay Z a cheque? Do the present generation of black people really feel that reparations are morally justified when it was their ancestors who held the grievance not them? Then there is the point that slavery made America made tonnes of money out of slavery and there is an argument that by being in the States they have benefited indirectly from it by staying put. There is a further argument that suggests to that American being built from immigration can go the other way if America was really that bad in the eyes of specific inhabitants there is an argument that they could migrate somewhere else; that argument becomes stronger the greater the distance between the events.

    mailman in reply to mark311. | February 26, 2021 at 5:50 am

    Who has taken over mark311’s account? Come on…own up!

      mark311 in reply to mailman. | February 26, 2021 at 6:07 am

      Nope same old Mark … is it so difficult to believe that
      I have a spectrum of views? As I have tried to explain argument and reason all the way. If someone on the right give a good argument I will listen and vice versa.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to mark311. | February 26, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    “Who exactly do these reparations go too?”

    There is a lot of debate about that among the various factions supporting reparations payments. One faction wants give each “black” American a $250,000 amazon gift card. Another faction supports giving them that amount in Apple Pay credits. Yet another wants it in the form of Google Pay credits. Another wants in provided via Chase debit cards. China, too, is all for it and advocating just skipping the middle man and sending it directly to them.

Oh look, President Freshman Seminar pokes his head out from Martha’s Vineyard to lecture the proles.

Come on, man! This is a no brainer. I’ve already committed one million dollars to every slave I’ve owned. It the least I can do. (Sarcasm font needed)

How many years after Affirmative Action is stopped can someone of color holding a desirable job thought to have earned it by merit?

They destroyed a protected public park in Chicago for this man’s library and center.
Obama will go down in history as just another Al Sharpton.

And please remind yourself what Yuri Bezmenov was all about.

With all due respect Mr. President, go fuck yourself and take your dreadful wife with you. A-hole.

Lucifer Morningstar | February 26, 2021 at 8:39 am

But whites already pay reparations. We do it every day as blacks receive their Section 8, EBT foodstamps, affirmative action, preferential hiring and all the rest of the privileges blacks enjoy.

When those are eliminated and blacks are standing on their own then we can talk financial “reparations”. Until then it isn’t going to happen. We’ve already paid trillions in reparations and look where it’s gotten us. Nowhere fast.

So his mother was white and his father, from Africa, was never, ever a descendant of American slavery . . . so sure, he can pay reparations if he chooses to. Her white socialist friends helped him get into the Punahou School so he was as privileged as any young person (regardless of skin tone or facial features).

    Kepha H in reply to Yuckster. | February 27, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Actually, they’ve found that the O’s mother was a descendant of John Punch, a slave in 17th century Virginia. Some of his descendants intermixed and passed.

    Now, will somebody pay me for the leg the Rebs shot off of my great-great-uncle at Shiloh? Poor zhlub arrived here from Bohemia just in time to serve in a Wisconsin regiment.

All the logical arguments against reparations are great; however, they are useless. No one will listen because it’s all about free money!

Lucifer Morningstar | February 26, 2021 at 11:00 am

“We can’t even get this country to provide decent schooling for inner-city kids,” Obama also said, according to the Post.

So Barack, you were president for eight whole years. Do tell us what you did to help “provide decent schooling for inner-city kids”. Waiting . . . waiting . . . waiting . . .

Lucifer Morningstar | February 26, 2021 at 11:03 am

Can we finally dispel this notion that Obama is some healing, unifying figure?

Can we finally dispel this notion that Obama was ever relevant? He wasn’t when he was president and he’s even less relevant now that he’s not.

O is a puppet drafted into the ranks of the legacy predatory elite doing as directed – keep shaking out the “system” “we” created to push the one-world-order solution. Our political class legalizes extortion under the guise of virtue/moral superiority. The legacy predatory elites have used the human capital of the US (and the world) to further their goals, and we (middle class) have reached the limit of our usefulness to that end. Freeing the human spirit and experience is not for everyone for that will strip them of their illusions of grandeur and power.

Hey … I’m all for reparations … but only conditionally. Minorities stand on their own two feet … and we no longer owe them one damn thing.

    henrybowman in reply to PODKen. | February 27, 2021 at 4:14 am

    What, you think reparations will be some lump sum and over? Clearly you’re not a Democrat. Or a lottery commissioner.

Vile Obama can start the reparations train by giving up his $8 million D.C. mansion and his $15 million Martha’s vineyard beach house. After all, given Obama’s racial composition, and, according to Dhimmi-crat ideology, only one-half of his wealth has been fairly gained.

For hundreds of years before America was discovered African tribes enslaved other tribes they conquered. Later they began selling their ill gotten gains to white slavers for transport to other parts of the world. If anyone owes reparations it is the Africans not Americans. Obama’s ignorance is astounding.

    Kepha H in reply to kjon. | February 27, 2021 at 12:28 am

    The general ignorance that marks “educated” Americand is an embarrassment. We seem to think we’ve invented everything from slavery, to ethnocentrism, to revolutions, to civil wars, and back again.

They have their reparations, it’s called U.S. Citizenship. Millions around the world would trade places with them in heartbeat.

If we or the world in general is truly concerned about the plight of the old-line African-American descendant of slaves, I have a modest proposal.

Let’s get the following former slave-trading and selling countries on board to pony up: Britain, Portugal, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium (heir of the Spanish Empire), Germany (heir of Brandenburg), Denmark, Norway (ruled by Denmark at the time), Iceland (another former Danish territory), Morocco, Mauretania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Angola, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Antigua, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Brazil, and Jamaica. All of these were part of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Let’s also throw in Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya for giving the Iberians the idea that Subsaaran Africans were a commodity.

White privilege: Driving drunk, getting arrested and then having the case broomed cause you happen to sing BS, overwrought 1st person narratives about fictional working class people that assuage the white guilt of other white persons of privilege.

Douche Springsteen…how can we miss him when he won’t go away? I understand he earned the name “The Boss” for being a trrannical control freak with the employees in his band, it is not a term of endearment. And now he has 2 goats so he gets to call his estate in NJ a “farm” and avoid paying taxes…real “man of the people”

Now Barry is going all Joe Biden on us and telling stories about fisticuffs behind the gym or some shit. But it was all about beating up racists, so…OK.

There is really only one lesson here: Obama did not recommend reparations when he was President, and ran for that office twice without reparations as a part of his platform.

The first duty of a politician is to assemble a policy perspective and a coalition to get elected. Obama did that based on health care and being anti-war.

Once a politician has raised all the money he needs for his Presidential Library and does not need to run for re-election (or have his wife run), he becomes free to speculate and throw as many political brinks as he wishes.

President Obama’s answer to racial tensions was to hold a “beer summit” and to sing “Amazing Grace.” Both were much more impactful than reparations. If everyone responded with an offer of beer and “Amazing Grace” each time someone proposes reparations, the world would be a better place.