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Slavery Reparations / King / A Discussion #981231

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 01, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A statement from Iowa Representative Steve King that the Congressional program to extend payments to African American farmers who had been discriminated against examined. [KING - says an urban senator, Barack Obama, created the plan that is slavery reparations for a war a century ago; speaks about fraudulent claims.] [In 2007, OBAMA - opposes reparations.] A USDA statement about the low level of fraud claims quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussions held with King and National Black Farmers Assn. John Boyd about the black farmer payments. [KING - explains why this is slavery reparations for blacks; asks what is the level of fraud.] [BOYD - says what the government did to black farmers is wrong; defends the vetting process of black farmers making claims; criticizes King for racial undertones.]

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