Julian Castro on Reparations: ‘Why Wouldn’t You Compensate People Who Actually Were Property?’

clocked the shyt outta Bernie Sanders. Bernie just got uncovered for his bigoted racism about reparations. Notice when folks bring up reparations for black people, Bernie says that would be divisive,  what about poor white people? Poor white people weren’t enslaved. America kidnapped, enslaved, tortured, murdered, terrorized, raped black men and women for over 200+ years,  sold their families off including the slavers owners own offspring for profit. Black people, the descendants of slaves are owed reparations for their ancestors monumental sufferings.

Come on Julian Castro, speak that truth!

Former Obama cabinet official and current Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro crushed rival Bernie Sanders‘ argument against “writing a check” for reparations, noting that Sanders’ solution to a host of other issues is to do just that.

On Sunday morning’s edition of CNN’s State of the Union, host Jake Tapper asked Castro for his reaction to a clip of Sanders responding to a question about support for slavery reparations by asking what his rivals mean by reparations.

Castro noted that he has promised a “task force” to explore reparations, but zeroed in on a different Sanders remark on reparations. In a recent appearance on The View, Sanders said that “our job is to address the crises facing the American people and our communities, and I think there are better ways to do that than just writing out a check.”

“To my mind, that may or may not be the best way to address it,” Castro said. “However, it’s interesting to me that when it comes to Medicare for all, health care, you know, the response there has been we need to write a big check, that when it comes to tuition-free or debt-free college, the answer has been we need to write a big check.”

“So if the issue is compensating descendants of slaves, I don’t think the argument about writing a big check ought to be the argument you make if you’re making the argument that a big check needs to be written for a whole bunch of other stuff,” Castro continued. “If, under the Constitution, we compensate people because we take their property, why wouldn’t you compensate people who actually were property.”

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19 Responses to Julian Castro on Reparations: ‘Why Wouldn’t You Compensate People Who Actually Were Property?’

  1. rikyrah says:

    And, did you see how he shut Jake Tapper

    The Phuck Up👏👏😏😏

  2. Bernie bros are screaming @JulianCastro can’t run on reparations. But why are they shook?

  3. Well, y’all know what the saying is about hit dogs? bwa ha ha ha ha ha


  4. I got my eye on #JulianCastro. I’m getting behind the candidate who is going to show me they think Black & Brown lives matter with their plan & action on police reform, reparations, immigration, healthcare, etc. Just saying Brown and #BlackLivesMatter is not going to cut it.

  5. vitaminlover says:

    I really like his voice.

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