Obama Rejects Offering Slavery Reparations

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Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama opposes offering reparations to the descendants of slaves, putting him at odds with some black groups and leaders.

The man with a serious chance to become the nation's first black president contends that government should instead combat the legacy of slavery by improving schools, healthcare, and the economy for all.

"I have said in the past, and I'll repeat again, that the best reparations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for people who are unemployed," the Illinois senator said recently...

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