Democratic candidate Joe Biden, Unveiled a new plan this Tuesday targeting racial justice as his new vision for the presidency.
What We Know:
- Last Tuesday, Democratic Nominee, Joe Biden, gave a speech at Wilmington, Del. to address the civil unrest the United States is facing because of systematic racism and economical injustice. During the speech, he presented his last part of The “Build Back Better” economic revitalization agenda. The last part talks about improvements for racial and economical issues that are going to be fixed with new policies in infrastructure, innovation, manufacturing, education, housing, clean energy, federal procurement and small businesses in which it would benefit Color and minority communities.
- The plan emphasizes on the support for small-businesses of color, by promising that he will “leverage more than $500 billion in new capital and opportunities for small businesses that have been structurally excluded for generations,” advised Biden. He also spoke on a housing plan that will construct 1.5 million homes and public housing and a new advanceable tax credit of $15,000 to help families of color make down payments for their first homes.
- He mentioned closing the wealth gap by creating economical plans for small business funds to make capital available to minority business owners. However, with racial injustices and police brutality becoming major concerns for the upcoming elections and facing major criticism about his role in the 1994 Crime Bill, Biden addressed improvements on the criminal justice data infrastructure to improve employment opportunities for nonviolent offenders.
- With recent polls in Biden’s favor, The “Build Back Better” plan is a strike back to President Donald Trump’s approach to race and economical issues. Although Biden has not gained the confidence of the young African American audience, this plan is a step to gain it and keep the confidence and trust of his older African American based voters along with Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans.
If Joe Biden desires to accomplish to win the presidency, he will have to take progressive economical and social steps to fix the racial injustice, police brutality, and civil division that the United States is facing today.