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Will Pres. Obama Consider Reparations for African Americans?

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Host Naimah Latif

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Barbara Baker of N'Cobra discusses the drive for reparations for African American descendant of slaves, and the latest strategies to get the conversation on the front burner of Federal legislators. Will President Obama, the descendant of Africans, but not of enslaved Africans, be willing to engage in the conversation about reparations? Will legislation regarding reparations be introduced during his final term in office? Are Congressional representatives willing to push the issue? What kinds of protests are citizens willing to engage in to get the attention of their elected officials? What legal precedents has America set for granting reparations to wrongly detained or abused citizens? What are some of the ways reparations can be issued  debt relief? Free education? Business grants? Free property? A monetary sum? How can it be determined who should receive reparations, what documentation will need to be supplied in order to verify that one is a descendant of an enslaved African in America?