Billionaire Candidate Tom Steyer Comes Out For Reparations: We Must Study And Know Truth To Do This Right

Isheka N. Harrison
Written by Isheka N. Harrison
Tom Steyer
Democratic presidential candidate and businessman Tom Steyer speaks during the Climate Forum at Georgetown University, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Some people are worried about the price tag of paying reparations to American Blacks descended from slaves. Billionaire presidential candidate Tom Steyer, 62, is not one of them, reported The Source.

There’s no mistake the topic of reparations has been one of the hot-button issues of the 2020 election. Though reparations have certainly been discussed in the past, this is the first time so many presidential candidates have embraced the idea that America needs to pay the debt for its original sin of slavery.

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In a recent interview on The Breakfast, Steyer became the latest in a long line of Democratic candidates to support reparations.

When Charlamagne Tha God brought the topic of reparations up, Steyer said, “I think it has to happen … There is no way that we can do reparations without talking about truth first. We have to do a national commission talking about what happened over that last 400 years.”

He added that many Americans don’t know the country’s history. “You know. But not everybody in America knows. I know. Oh… Are you kidding me,” Steyer said.

A New York native, Steyer has been on a campaign to get President Donald Trump impeached for over two years. As a candidate, his priorities include: immigration, climate change, and breaking corporate influence, reported the New York Times.