PBS NewsHour

Reparations and why America’s past still shapes the present

Clip: 06/19/2019 | 3m 20s Video has closed captioning.

A House subcommittee held hearings Wednesday morning to discuss paying reparations to African Americans for slavery. The idea is shaping up to be an issue with some of the candidates running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, too. Novelist Sarah Blake has considered why past attempts to secure reparations failed, and she shares her humble opinion on why this time is different.

Aired: 06/19/19

Rating: NR

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