Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Thursday she supports reparations for black Americans affected by slavery. "We must confront the dark history of slavery and government-sanctioned discrimination in this country that has had many consequences, including undermining the ability of black families to build wealth in America for generations," she said, calling for "systemic, structural changes to address that." She did not detail any specific policy plans. While some politicians, like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), have said a reparations plan would be too "divisive," fellow 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) recently backed the idea, saying she would "change policies ... and make real investments in black communities."
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