Presidential Candidates Add Reparations to 2020 Conversation

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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., attends a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on 'Policy Response to Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. Elections' on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Julian Castro, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, speaks at Saint Anselm College, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Reparations for American descendants of enslaved Africans could receive a financial boost from Democrats running for president, including Kamala Harris (D-CA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro. Candidates have suggested offering reparations in forms of subsidies or tax credits. 2019 marks the 400th remembrance of African slaves arriving in the US. No president has ever apologized for slavery.

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