Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke Reveals His Ancestors Were Slaveholders

Nicole Rojas
Jul 17, 2019 - 6:25
Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke Reveals His Ancestors Were Slaveholders

Beto O’Rourke, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, revealed that his ancestors, as well as his wife’s ancestors, were enslavers. The Texas Democrat said that he benefits from a system that his ancestors built to favor themselves over others. “Something that we’ve been thinking about and talking about in town hall meetings and out on the campaign — the legacy of slavery in the United States — now has a much more personal connection,” he wrote in a post published on Medium.

O’Rourke wrote that he recently received documents that showed he and his wife’s...

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