Julían Castro, the former Housing and Urban Development Secretary under President Obama, was an underdog during the Democratic primary contest, but he was perhaps the most forceful candidate on issues related to civil rights and identity.

He had bold plans to address mass incarceration and recidivism, and he was the first (and in some cases, only) contender to release detailed plans to address immigration, hunger, homelessness, police brutality, and the plight of American farmworkers. Now, as COVID-19  tears disproportionately through black and brown communities and President Trump’s crusade against undocumented Americans continues unabated, there is some validation to his focus. But it doesn’t come with any satisfaction as he shares in from his home office, his San Antonio Spurs cap atop his head, during

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