- Earlier this week, Ta-Nehishi Coates, the author of the 2014 Atlantic article "The Case for Reparations," took Sanders to task for opposing reparations to black Americans who descended from slaves
- "Sanders understands that African-Americans in this country have been victims of systematic and institutional racism," countered Sanders spokeswoman Symone D. Sanders
Washington (CNN)Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign on Thursday defended his record on fighting racism after being attacked by a prominent advocate of slavery reparations to African-Americans.
"Bulls---. Especially when that candidate is the only one with policy (proposals) that directly (affects) the black community if elected," he tweeted later.