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Mon Mar 18, 2019, 11:06 PM


Warren calls for 'full-blown conversation about reparations' [View all]


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) gave her most detailed answer to date on the question of reparations for black Americans as a means of addressing centuries of slavery and legal discrimination.

In a CNN town hall on Monday night in Jackson, Miss., Warren became the first 2020 presidential candidate serving in the Senate to endorse a House bill that would create a commission to study reparation proposals.

I love the idea of this congressional commission, she said at Jackson State, a historically black university. I believe its time to start the national, full-blown conversation about reparations.

The bill, which former Rep. John Conyers first introduced in 1989, was re-introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) this past January. The commission would also make recommendations concerning any form of apology and compensation to begin the long delayed process of atonement for slavery, Jackson Lee said earlier this year.

She'll never win a General Election with that issue, so she's off my Primary candidate list.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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