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Julian Castro Says America Must Address ‘Sin’ of Slavery

March 11, 2019

Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Julián Castro suggested reparations as a means to address the “original sin of slavery” in America.

“What I said was that I’ve long believed that this country should address slavery, the original sin of slavery, including by looking at reparations,” Castro said.

“If I’m president, then I’m going to appoint a commission other task force to determine the best way to do that… If under the Constitution we compensate people because we take their property, why wouldn’t you compensate people who actually were property?” he continued.

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