Obama had been on the record as opposing reparations. But now, late in his presidency, he seemed more open to the idea…“Theoretically, you can make obviously a powerful argument that centuries of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination are the primary cause for all those gaps,” Obama said, referencing the gulf in education, wealth, and employment that separates black and white America. “That those were wrongs to the black community as a whole, and black families specifically, and that in order to close that gap, a society has a moral obligation to make a large, aggressive investment...”
To have the first black president realize on his way out the door that reparations possibly should have been part of policies on the table is more than a problem.
This is not a time for stories about how the first black president made us feel good, it's time to be honest about what actually happened, in the hope that it's never repeated. What happened during the Obama years is not a change I can believe in, it was just more of the same.