Florida Governor Crist takes slavery reparations public

The topic of reparations for slavery is about to go viral.

A few months ago, the only thing you heard about it was an occasional link at the bottom of a long thread of a political ticker blog–say, comment number 200 out of 350. Now, no less a public figure than Florida’s Republican Governor Charlie Crist has favored it. Reports the New York Times:

“And on Wednesday, Mr. Crist said he was open to evaluating whether broader reparations for slavery would be worth pursuing.”