When Barack Obama meets with The National Urban League Saturday he's going to have to explain why he is opposed to reparations for slavery. He also does not think the apology passed Tuesday night is very helpful for black Americans.
What he will probably say is he'd rather see reparations in the form of programs that would help all minorities. Obama believes something like Universal Health Care would help because more "people of color" tend to be uninsured.
Some reparation advocates think he's wrong to think that way. They believe help should go directly to blacks that are still being adversely affected by slavery and the Jim Crow laws.