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Castro says he supports financial compensation for African Americans – to differ from other Dems

The issue of repairs for African Americans has emerged and centered on the democratic presidential field, with candidates supporting ideas of everything from free college studies to handing out controls for family members to former slaves. Julián Castro, the former secretary of housing and urban development under President Barack Obama, said on Sunday that he does not exclude direct payments to African Americans for the inheritance of slavery – in a move that sets him apart from his other democratic contenders. Talking about CNN's "Union of State" from his native Texas – where the former San Antonio Mayor attended the South by Southwest Festival along with a number of other democratic candidates &#821 1; Castro asked why there is resistance to paying African Americans for the Armed Forces of their ancestors. GROWTH NUMBER 2020 DEMOCRATES SUPPORTING "GREEN NEW DEAL" "If during the Constitution we compensate people for taking our property, why should you not compensate people who were actually property?" Castro said . Other candidates discuss tax credits and other subsidies, rather than direct payments for the work and legal repression of slaves and their descendants. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was supposed to add resources like "Medicare-for-all" and teaching-free college to emergency communities. Castro beamed on this and said he didn't think that's the right argument for repairs if "a big check has to be written for a whole lot of other things." CLICK HERE TO FOX NEWS APP Later Sunday, Castro attended Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and formerly Colorado…

The issue of repairs for African Americans has emerged and centered on the democratic presidential field, with candidates supporting ideas of everything from free college studies to handing out controls for family members to former slaves.

Julián Castro, the former secretary of housing and urban development under President Barack Obama, said on Sunday that he does not exclude direct payments to African Americans for the inheritance of slavery – in a move that sets him apart from his other democratic contenders.

Talking about CNN’s “Union of State” from his native Texas – where the former San Antonio Mayor attended the South by Southwest Festival along with a number of other democratic candidates &#821

1; Castro asked why there is resistance to paying African Americans for the Armed Forces of their ancestors.

GROWTH NUMBER 2020 DEMOCRATES SUPPORTING “GREEN NEW DEAL”

“If during the Constitution we compensate people for taking our property, why should you not compensate people who were actually property?” Castro said .

Other candidates discuss tax credits and other subsidies, rather than direct payments for the work and legal repression of slaves and their descendants. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was supposed to add resources like “Medicare-for-all” and teaching-free college to emergency communities.

Castro beamed on this and said he didn’t think that’s the right argument for repairs if “a big check has to be written for a whole lot of other things.”

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Later Sunday, Castro attended Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and formerly Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper in the South at the Southwest Festival for appearances before his party’s young and liberal wing. The festival has grown from obscure roots to a week-long juggernaut of technology, politics and entertainment.

Inslee told CNN that “I’ve been very much involved in making this a more fair and open and tolerant society. That’s one of the reasons Washington is so successful.”

Sanders was in New Hampshire , while Sens. Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts was in Dallas, Kamala Harris of California was in Miami and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota was in Tampa.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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