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Julian Castro Doubles Down on Reparations for Descendants of Slaves in Town Hall

The Texas Democrat is making reparations for slavery a prominent campaign promise.

Texas Democrat Julian Castro staked out his position as one of the most visible members of his party standing behind the idea of providing reparations to descendants of slaves in America, speaking in a town hall event live on CNN on Thursday night. The former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is running for President.

Castro had previously proposed creating a “task force” that would merely study the potential for a reparations program, without expressly endorsing a policy outcome. His comments on Thursday possibly represented his strongest endorsement of a reparations program yet.

Possibly seeking to appeal to the electorally powerful African American […]

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