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Obama blames 'politics of white resistance and resentment' for why he didn't push for reparations


The former president also brought up 'talk of welfare queens and ... the undeserving' poor' and the 'backlash against affirmative action' as culprits

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Former President Barack Obama called out "the politics of white resistance and resentment" as one of the reasons why he didn't push for reparations while he was in office.

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During the second episode of Obama's new podcast with singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen — "Renegades: Born in the USA" — the duo spoke about race in America.

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