2020 Candidates on African American and Native American Reparations
Four Democratic presidential hopefuls have said in recent days that they are open to providing some type of reparations to African Americans: Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, self-help guru Marianne Williamson (who announced her bid in January and has offered a detailed plan to give Black Americans $100 billion), and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Warren, however, is the only one who has also called for reparations for Native Americans. “I fully support the federal government doing far more to live up to its existing trust and treaty responsibilities and that includes a robust discussion about historical injustices against Native people,” she said during a campaign stop in New Hampshire, adding that tribal nations “deserve a seat at the table in all decisions that will affect the well-being of their people and their communities.” Warren, who once claimed to be Native American, has apologized for the cultural appropriation. More here.