by Axios | 2.26.19
Some 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are proposing non-traditional ways to provide reparations for the descendants of slaves, the AP's Errin Haines Whack reports.
What's new: Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro have all made the case for the U.S. government to make reparations for "centuries of stolen labor and legal oppression," but none involve traditional cash payments.
Why it matters, per Whack: "[I]nstead of backing the direct compensation of African-Americans for the legacy of slavery, the Democratic candidates are talking about using tax credits and other subsidies."
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