With her bid to endear herself to Native Americans not working out, senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has found a new race with which to endear herself. African Americans.
In an effort to increase her support base, Warren has signified that she would push for reparations for black Americans that have been affected by slavery. Despite slavery having ended over a century and a half ago.
“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,” Warren told Reuters in statement.
Warren is the first Democratic presidential candidate to support giving reparations. Rival 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders had stated he was against reparations in his 2016 campaign. Former President Barack Obama was also against such a measure.
Time will tell if this blows up in Warren’s face much as her claim of Native American lineage has done.