America Has Compensated Other Groups, But Obama Opposes Reparations for Black People. Why? David Love / Atl Black Star

As President Obama prepares to leave the White House, now is as good a time as any to reflect on the ways in which he and his administration helped — and ultimately failed — Black people.

One issue that Obama did not pursue but that is of great importance and potentially great benefit to the African-American community is that of slavery reparations. His opting instead for incremental, ineffectual programs that assume Black culpability in their own fate is telling, providing a glimpse of the challenges facing the global reparations movement.

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