Sunday, July 27, 2008
11:25 Should U.S. apologize to Native Americans?
Wisconsin Public Radio journalist gets the first question. The question of apologies for past wrongdoings to minorities starts things off?
This questioner asked about apologies to Native Americans. This is particularly interesting given the ongoing debate about reparations for African-Americans.
Obama wants to meet regularly with tribal leaders. Obama throws in a statement about Native Americans -- for action, deeds.
"I'm more concerned about concerned about delivering a better life"
Suzanne takes a step further and brings in the reparations discussion.
Obama says schools in inner city and jobs for the poor is best reparations.
Obama: "Dealing with the legacy of discrimination will cost millions of dollars." All Americans need to be invested. How do we get every child to learn (applause)