WATCH: Buttigieg commits to reparations for African Americans, compensation for family separation

PBS NewsHour

Dec 19, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says he is committed to giving financial compensation and a fast-track to citizenship to the thousands of children who were separated from their families at the Southern border. On reparations for the descendants of enslaved people, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, says that he supports HR 40, a bill proposed to establish a commission to look at reparations and to consider a “national apology.” But, he said, we shouldn’t wait for that bill to do things that are reparative. Buttigieg is one of the seven Democrats vying for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination who met on the stage for the sixth Democratic debate on Dec. 19, hosted by the PBS NewsHour and POLITICO.

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