Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Slavery Reparations "Don't Have To Be A Direct Pay For Each Person"

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Democratic 2020 presidential candidate, talks about slavery reparations in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd.

"I believe we have to invest in those communities that have been so hurt by racism. It doesn't have to be a direct pay for each person," she said.





CHUCK TODD, NBC: There is apparently going to be another conversation in the Democratic party about reparation for descendants of slaves. Where do you wham downcome down on that?

SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR: I believe we have to invest in those communities that have been so hurt by racism. It doesn't have to be a direct pay for each person. What we can do is invest in the communities. Acknowledge what's happened. That means better education. That means looking at, for our whole economy, community college, one-year degrees, minimum wage, child care. Making sure that we have that shared dream of opportunity for all Americans.

And I'll tell you this, we may look different. We may pray differently. But we all have that shared dream of America. And that is not being sent to many communities right now in this country. And it is hurting, not just them, it is hurting our whole country.

TODD: Is a reparations debate a good debate? Or is it one that can get taken out of context?

KLOBUCHAR: I think tease debates are actually good to have.

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