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The Left’s Latest Demand: Race-Based Reparations

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

One need not be a cynic to suspect Elizabeth Warren's motivation. Her claim to be an American Indian angered Native Americans, and she would like to mollify them, and ingratiate herself with African-Americans, who constitute more than 60 percent of all Democratic voters in the crucial South Carolina Primary. By pushing for compensatory reparations, Warren and Kamala Harris may be helping themselves, but they are further splitting their party along the lines of ethnicity and race and elevating an issue certain to divide their country more than it already is.