Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious plan to combat racial inequality in the United States, which focuses on providing assistance to minority small-business owners and making housing more affordable for families of color, while President Donald Trump for deliberately inciting flames. Division of casteism. “
Wilmington, Del. In a speech from a high school gym in his hometown of K, Biden talked about the plan – which represents the final pane of his four-part “Build Back Better” economic revitalization agenda – Trump’s pandemic response and his Before the reaction. To oppose racial inequality and policing in America
“Donald Trump faces a real test, and he is failing it,” Biden said. “Duty to take care of the entire country, not just its re-election prospects.”
“He has shown that he can’t beat the epidemic and keep you safe,” Biden continued. “And that, horrifically, and not surprisingly, is intentionally killing the flames of division and racism in this country.”
Biden said he spoke to the late Rep. John Lewis, a titan of his rights-based civil rights movement, and Lewis told him to “focus on what was undone.”
Biden’s plan, details of which were released earlier in the day by his campaign, called for investing $ 150 billion of previously allocated spending to help minority small-business owners. About a third of that amount will be public and private venture capital for black and brown entrepreneurs, while another $ 100 billion is devoted to low-interest business loans to state, local, tribal and nonprofit loans to community members. Will be
The campaign set a new goal of spending 15 percent of federal purchases on small disadvantaged businesses, largely for black and brown-owned people.
The plan contradicts Trump’s approach to race. In recent weeks, Trump has taken several actions to prevent racial and cultural divides. Since the end of June, he has promoted a video with the Trump campaign showing a man in a golf cart, shouting “white power”, refusing to call the Confederate flag derogatory, its race Has criticized NASCAR for prohibiting the Confederate flag and threatened to veto a major defense bill requiring the military to rename the armies that honor union generals.
Biden’s plan largely replicates the dozens of policies proposed by the campaign that directly address Black, Hispanic, Asian American, and Native American communities. But by including them in its large-scale economic package, there may be a greater chance of becoming law as the campaign eyes on a Biden presidency to incorporate the agenda into future stimulus proposals.
The plan also describes how Biden would prioritize helping black and brown communities find affordable housing. The plan calls for new construction of 1.5 million homes and public housing units and to create a new taxable credit of up to $ 15,000 designed to help families of color make a down payment for their first homes .
In an effort to improve employment opportunities for nonviolent offenders, the proposal calls for states to help modernize their criminal justice records, so that local governments can quickly expunge or seal records.
Biden’s “Build Back Better” is the final pillar of the economic agenda as America continues to struggle with opposition to race and policing, which was seen as the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the coronovirus epidemic disproportionately colored. Have influenced communities.