This morning, as Joe Biden rolls out his agenda for racial equity, Democratic Party of Georgia Chairwoman Nikema Williams released the following statement:
“At every level, Donald Trump’s failed leadership has made life harder for Black Americans and people of color. While Trump used his economic policies to enrich big banks and corporate cronies, Black and brown Georgians were left out, and our racial wealth gap has grown. Now, as the coronavirus pandemic devastates vulnerable communities across our state, his response has made this crisis only worse. To close the racial wealth gap, we need a real leader who will fight for every family’s future like it is their own — that’s Joe Biden.”
BACKGROUND ON TRUMP’S FAILED RECORD FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR
Trump bragged that he had “done more for the Black community than any president since Abraham Lincoln,” but his economic policies disproportionately left out people of color.
Trump’s failed response to the coronavirus pandemic made the fallout worse, particularly for communities of color who are more impacted by COVID-19.
Trump promised to “fix our schools,” ease the burden of student loan debt, and help Latinx and African American youth, but he and Betsy DeVos have undermined efforts to reduce racial disparities in education.
Trump and Betsy DeVos rolled back Obama-era guidance on school discipline that was designed to protect Black students from racial bias in school discipline. [Washington Post, 12/21/18]