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Bernie Sanders: Says his views on reparations for slavery are the same as Barack Obama's and Hillary Clinton's. 

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | What Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have said about reparations for slavery

From single-payer health care to free college tuition for all, Bernie Sanders’ policy proposals have been both dismissed and lauded as radical. But when it comes to reparations for slavery, some fault the Vermont senator and presidential candidate for holding a more conventional view. Sanders’ opposition to reparations has been the subject of some controversy after Ta-Nehisi Coates called him out in The Atlantic, writing, "Unfortunately, Sanders’s radicalism has failed in the ancient fight against white supremacy. What he proposes in lieu of reparations — job creation, investment in cities, and free higher education — is well within the …

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