Long absent from the national agenda, the issue of compensating African-Americans for their ancestors' time in servitude is poised to become a hot-button issue in President Obama's second term.
According to Key White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, the Obama administration will take a 'very serious look' at the issue of reparations over the next year, and hopes to offer the nation's 40 million African Americans a large cash payout in early 2014.
Speaking candidly to Jet Magazine, Jarrett says that black Americans are entitled to receive the wages never paid to their ancestors and that the issue has become a 'top priority' within Obama's inner circle.
"A lot of naive white and Latino people assume that Obama is in office to serve their interests," Jarrett admits,"But those of us who speak with the President every day know that his loyalties lie squarely and exclusively within our community."
"We've been waiting 150 years for our 40 acres and a mule. And guess what? We demand to be paid - with interest."
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