Michael Taylor // Taking a look at the history behind today’s calls for slavery reparations

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is more forceful, saying we must “confront the dark history of slavery and government-sanctioned discrimination.”

California Sen. Kamala Harris answered questions about reparations by referencing her anti-poverty proposals, although she did not explicitly link her initiatives to race qualifications.

Like Harris, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker has also tried to thread the needle, with his campaign likening his anti-poverty program to a “kind of reparations,” but without a race component to qualify.

The average U.S. voter doesn’t currently support slavery reparations. Polls show opposition to reparations still as high as 70 percent.

Nevertheless, like Medicare for All, this will come up as a talking point during the Democratic primary debates this year, as the party grapples with how far left it should go ahead of the general election in November 2020.

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