nearvideo-Julian Castro visited New Hampshire as a field of Democratic presidential hopefuls grows
To double in 2020, a presidential candidate Julián Castro, Monday his support for reparations for the descendants of slavery.
In the wide open field of Democrats, Castro in the past, the policy had the last Democrat in the White house, former President Barack Obama, is one of three candidates who have secured the files. The other two, who have indicated that they support reparations Sens. Kamala Harris in California, and Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts.
The former Secretary for housing and urban development under President Obama was asked about his stance from MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki, who is quoted in 2016 Marist poll, which showed that an overwhelming majority of Americans are against reparations.
“I wonder if you could just talk a little bit more about what it is, you would not as a President, if it was a question that, if you are concerned that it sends a message that 68 percent of Americans say they are opposed to you might be out of the mainstream a little bit,” Kornacki said the candidate.
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“This is not something that I see through a political lens. I have long believed that this country should be the solution to their original sin of slavery and one of the ways that we should consider that the reparations for people, the descendants of slaves,” Castro responded. “It is interesting that, within the framework of our Constitution, and otherwise, the same we people, when we have your property. We should not compensate people when they were the property sanctioned by the state? So, I think a conversation is worth it, and I see that right and wrong, and I don’t see that political or non-political.”
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The former San Antonio mayor elaborated that he, as President, set a “task force” to determine how the reparations to pay, but stressed that a “dark cloud” still hung over the Land, and that he was not “naive” about disagreements on policy.
“I think we should step into the 21st century, as a nation, a fate, and the fate until the issue is resolved, until the original sin is, we think, perhaps, that we move forward as a nation, but I don’t think we will ever really,” Castro added.