In an Interview With The Root, Julián Castro Calls for Reparations for Black People

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Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is willing to consider a plan that would lead to reparations for black Americans.

The presidential candidate made that revelation during his interview with The Root. He also expressed his views about Donald Trump’s xenophobia, how he would address police brutality (and how he dealt with the issue when he was mayor of San Antonio), and what his time as HUD secretary taught him about America’s housing crisis.


Watch the interview above.

Terrell Jermaine Starr is a senior reporter at The Root. He is currently writing a book proposal that analyzes US-Russia relations from a black perspective.


I like Castro.

About reparations, if the US was to ever go there, there would be so many Elizabeth Warrens/Rachael Dolezals showing up for their cut that the government would go broke in less than a week. 

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