HARTFORD, Conn. — When University of Connecticut professor Thomas Craemer first began researching reparations for slavery, most mainstream white politicians weren’t talking about the issue. Now, more than a dozen years later, the idea that African Americans should receive restitution for the grievous legacy of enslavement and racial discrimination is sparking a political debate that is helping to shape the 2020 presidential race.

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  • Reparations for slavery emerge as issue among Democrats running for president
    When UConn professor Thomas Craemer first began researching reparations for slavery, most mainstream white politicians weren’t talking about the issue. Now, more than a dozen years later, the idea ...
    08/7/2019 - 4:34 pm | View Link
  • Cory Booker calls for reparations to tackle the 'stain of slavery' and Jim Crow laws
    The stain of slavery was not just inked in bloodshed ... The topic of reparations has become a hot one among Democrats in the 2020 presidential race. Several of the candidates have pledge to study the ...
    06/19/2019 - 7:26 am | View Link
  • Warren backs congressional plan for reparations study, changing Mississippi flag
    Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday embraced a congressional proposal to study a framework for reparations to African-Americans hurt by the legacy of slavery as the ... blown ...
    03/19/2019 - 5:00 am | View Link
  • Medicare for All? That's an Easy One. The Issue That May Split Democrats is Reparations.
    So everybody is running from their past ... when trying to explain why he doesn’t support reparations, the latest issue that has emerged as a potential purity test for Democrats. How reparations-the ...
    03/10/2019 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Julian Castro whacks Bernie Sanders over reparations
    In back-to-back appearances at South by Southwest, Castro criticized Sanders on the issue ... he's one of the few Democrats talking about reparations. 'What I said was that I've long believed that ...
    03/10/2019 - 6:00 am | View Link
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